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Tyler Thornburg’s unavailability exposes hole in Red Sox bullpen

Tyler Thornburg’s unavailability exposes hole in Red Sox bullpen

Subtitle: Thornburg to undergo testingSARASOTA, Fla. — Shortly after reliever Tyler Thornburg was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in early December, the Red Sox informed Koji Uehara they no longer were interested in his services.If only they had a mulligan on that one.Uehara, who turns 42 on Opening Day, signed a one-year, $6 million free agent deal with the Chicago Cubs. He has made seven appearances in spring training, striking out seven and allowing two runs.Thornburg has made two appearances for the Red Sox, striking out two and allowing nine runs (seven earned). He had shoulder...
Tyler Thornburg likely to begin season on DL, Red Sox not looking for 'pen help

Tyler Thornburg likely to begin season on DL, Red Sox not looking for 'pen help

SARASOTA, Fla. — Shortly after Tyler Thornburg was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers via trade, the Red Sox informed Koji Uehara, a free agent this past winter, they were no longer interested in his services.If only they had a mulligan on that one.Uehara, who turns 42 on Opening Day, was signed to a one-year deal by the Chicago Cubs for just $6 million. He has made seven appearances in spring training, struck out seven and allowed two runs.
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 20, 2017

Offseason In Review: Chicago Cubs

Check out all the published entries in our Offseason in Review series here. Fresh off their first World Championship since 1908, the Cubs acquired a top-shelf closer and spent modestly in free agency. Major League Signings Jon Jay, CF: one year, $8MM Koji Uehara, RP: one year, $6MM Brett Anderson, SP: one year, $3.5MM.  Includes…
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 8, 2017

NL Central Notes: Uehara, Gyorko, Reds

Cubs reliever Koji Uehara told reporters on Tuesday that after spending 10 seasons as a pro in Japan, he hopes to pitch a total of 10 years in America as well (via Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune). That’d mean another two years for Uehara in the Majors, as he’s currently spent the past eight…
Chicago Sun-Times Mar 5, 2017
Lester makes spring debut; Cubs tie Rangers in slugfest

Lester makes spring debut; Cubs tie Rangers in slugfest

Jon Lester said he was just happy to get through his first start of the spring (two innings). New relievers Wade Davis and Koji Uehara also debuted.
Rotoworld Mar 2, 2017

Uehara to make Cactus debut Saturday - Koji Uehara (R) Chicago Cubs

Koji Uehara will make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.
Outside Pitch Feb 28, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Koji Uehara brings winning pedigree to Chicago

For new Chicago Cubs reliever Koji Uehara, winning on the grandest stages in baseball is nothing new. As a savvy veteran turning 42 this April, Uehara has been a part of several title-winning teams, most recently with the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He also won the World Baseball Classic with Japan in 2006, and […] The post Chicago Cubs: Koji Uehara brings winning pedigree to Chicago appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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