|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||15.20||0.00||0.00||0.00||1.72||0.96||16.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 31.1||0||0|| 3.45||0||6||31|
|vs RHB|| 37.0||0||0|| 2.92||0||6||41|
|09/02/2013||Junichi Tazawa, RP BOS|
Neftali Feliz, SP TEX
|Chia-Jen Lo, RP HOU|
Bartolo Colon, SP OAK
|09/02/2013||James Shields, SP KC|
Mariano Rivera, RP NYY
Yan Gomes, C CLE
Mitch Moreland, 1B TEX
Grant Balfour, RP OAK
|Junichi Tazawa, RP BOS|
Mike Carp, LF BOS
Jason Castro, C HOU
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Tanner Scheppers, RP TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Junichi Tazawa delivers key bases-loaded out in Game 6 win |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/30/13) Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa recorded just one out in Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday, but it was a big one, stranding three runners on base and ending a potential rally as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 6-1 in a championship-clinching victory.
Called upon with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Tazawa induced a grounder to the first baseman, maintaining his team's five-run lead with just six outs remaining. It was the biggest out of the night for the Red Sox, who got five scoreless appearances out of Tazawa during the World Series, four of which came with a single out.
|Blue Jays seem to have Junichi Tazawa's number |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/14/13) Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa allowed his eighth home run Tuesday at Toronto. Surprisingly, five of the eight home runs allowed have come against the Blue Jays.
"I don’t think it’s their approach," Tazawa said, per the Boston Herald. "I just think I have to be more aggressive and do what I do best, and I think it’ll take care of itself."
|Koji Uehara worth adding over Junichi Tazawa |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/21/13) Though Junichi Tazawa was the Red Sox's choice to fill in at closer when Andrew Bailey was on the DL earlier this season, the latest reports suggest Koji Uehara is now. Hey, that works for Fantasy owners. Uehara has been the more effective of the two this season, boasting a 2.10 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 32 appearances, and has experience closing from his days with the Orioles.
Of course, just because you know to prioritize him over Tazawa (who could certainly still factor if Uehara falters) doesn't mean you should prioritize him over everyone. I don't think the move is meant to be permanent. Sounds to me like the Red Sox are taking the give-him-a-break-to-get-him-right approach with Bailey -- manager John Farrell referred to it as "backing him out of [the role]" -- which is why I'm not as excited to add Uehara as, say, Joaquin Benoit.
But interim roles do sometimes become permanent, so if I need saves, you can bet I'm putting in a claim for Uehara. I rank him 36th at reliever in Rotisserie leagues.
|Junichi Tazawa in line to close? |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/21/13) Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa could be moving into the closer role soon, and he has the skills to succeed.
Tazawa's walk rate is the third lowest among relievers, and his strikeout rate ranks in the top-25. Tazawa only has one career save in the majors, but that shouldn't prevent Fantasy owners from taking a chance on him. The skill set is there, he just needs the opportunity.
|Red Sox not considering two-man closer committee |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Although Red Sox interim closer Junichi Tazawa has posted a 9.00 ERA and one loss in his last two outings, manager John Farrell said Sunday he's not about to flip roles or go to a two-man closer committee with Koji Uehara.
"I think it’s best for everyone in that bullpen to know who the closer is and guys will slot in roles prior to use of the closer," Farrell said when asked if a two-man closer committee would work in the interim. "I think just in terms of everyone knowing where they stand and the role that they occupy, that’s important for their own preparation as the game is nearing that seventh- through ninth-inning period."
|Upcoming 7 Games|
= probable start