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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||68.00||2.00||2.00||37.00||1.85||0.75||87.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 6.1||0||1|| 4.26||3||0||9|
|vs LHB|| 37.1||0||0|| 3.13||0||4||38|
|vs RHB|| 27.0||0||0|| 1.67||0||4||42|
|12/26/2014||Chase Headley, 3B NYY||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|12/25/2014||Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL|
Jason Hammel, SP CHC
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN
|Chris Owings, SS ARI|
Wade Davis, RP KC
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|12/25/2014||Matt Holliday, LF STL||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox announce two year extension for Koji Uehara
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/30/14) The Red Sox have announced a two year extension for closer Koji Uehara, according to the Boston Globe.
The 39-year-old reliever is set to make $18 million over two seasons. Uehara took over the closer role in 2013, and turned in another strong season in 2014. He posted a 2.52 ERA over 64 1/3 innings while saving 26 games.
Red Sox hoping to retain Koji Uehara in 2015
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/29/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Monday that he would like to retain Koji Uehara next season.
"It's no secret we'd like to retain Koji. He's the guy we want to anchor the back of our bullpen," Farrell said.
Uehara pitched only three times since he was booted out of the closer role in early September. He struck out five and allowed one hit and no runs over his final three innings of work.
The 39-year-old from Japan converted 26 of 31 save chances, with a 2.52 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and an 80:8 K:BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings of relied this season. He will be a free agent heading into 2015.
Koji Uehara plans to pitch for Red Sox this weekend
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/10/14) Red Sox ousted closer Koji Uehara, who has not pitched since blowing a save Thursday, is planning on returning to action this weekend in Kansas City.
Uehara has not been given his job back - that belongs for now to Edward Mujica. He is slated to pitch only in lower leverage situations. But he expects to reassume the closer role before the season is over. John Farrell was encouraged by his extended bullpen session Tuesday.
"Similar aggressiveness to in-game," he told MLB.com. "There was finish to his split."
Uehara has not registered a save since Aug. 12.
Koji Uehara to throw bullpen Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/9/14) Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara will throw a bullpen Tuesday, after which the team will determine a plan of action regarding a potential return, ESPNBoston.com reports.
"He went through about a three-day no-throw. He’ll resume long toss and throw a bullpen today,” manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "Once he gets done with a bullpen today, whether there’s a need for an additional bullpen and then lower-leverage situation, that’s the progressive steps."
Uehara blew three of his last four save opportunities before being shut down for a few days. Edward Mujica has assumed the closer role in his absence.
Edward Mujica in, Koji Uehara out as Red Sox closer
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/5/14) Right-hander Edward Mujica has been named the new Red Sox closer in place of struggling Koji Uehara, who has been shut down for a short time.
Mujica has three saves as an occasional replacement for Uehara. He has given up just two earned runs since July 24, but both were allowed in five appearances over the last two weeks.
John Farrell said Uehara will return to the mound after "a couple of days" down, per the Providence Journal.
|2014 summary: Koji Uehara followed up on his historic 2013 season (1.09 ERA, 0.57 WHIP) to reprise his role as the Red Sox's closer, and for three-fourths of the season, he nearly met the standard he set the year before. Through Aug. 15, Uehara made good on 26 of his 28 save chances while compiling a 1.27 ERA and 0.76 WHIP. Over the next three weeks, Uehara melted down, allowing 10 earned runs on 14 hits in just 4 2/3 innings, blowing all three of his save chances. He lost the closer's role to Edward Mujica and made just three appearances over the season's final three weeks.|
Playing time summary: Despite his late-season implosion, the Red Sox signed Uehara to a two-year, $18 million deal in late October. He will enter the 2015 season as the Red Sox's presumptive closer, though it remains to be seen if the team will use him less frequently this time in order to prevent late-season fatigue.
2015 outlook: After fading badly down the stretch, Uehara should come more cheaply than he did a year ago, but perhaps deservedly so, since he comes with much more risk. He's still a reasonable fallback option to pursue after the first 10 to 12 closers come off the board. If Uehara can rebound as a 40-year-old, he could provide elite-level production at the price of a No. 2 reliever.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||@ MIN||7:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||TB||1:05 pm|| |
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