|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 Kansas City|| 3.0||0||0|| 0.00||2||0||3|
|vs LHB|| 36.2||0||0|| 3.19||0||4||38|
|vs RHB|| 25.2||0||0|| 1.75||0||4||38|
|09/11/2014||Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|09/08/2014||Fernando Rodney, RP SEA|
John Jaso, C OAK
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Nathan Eovaldi, SP MIA
|09/08/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Koji Uehara in danger of being shut down for rest of season |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/5/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that the team is considering shutting closer Koji Uehara for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN Boston on Thursday.
Uehara suffered a blown save and took the loss after allowing home runs to Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley in the ninth inning. He allowed two runs on two hits over just one-third of an inning. He has blown a save in three of his last four appearances, and has allowed 10 runs over his last six appearances. Uehara has blown five of 31 save chances this season, with a 2.64 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 61 1/3 innings of relief.
|Red Sox plan to reduce outings for two RPs, including closer |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday closer Koji Uehara and reliever Junichi Tazawa will not be shut down in September, but he plans to limit their appearances over the final weeks of the season, per The Boston Globe. Edward Mujica would close on the days Uehara is not available.
Tazawa has appeared in a team-high 63 games out of the bullpen. Uehera is third among Boston relievers with 59 appearances and is 14 1/3 innings away from tying his career high in the majors, which he set last season.
|Koji Uehara was brilliant as Boston's closer last season, finishing with a 1.09 ERA and minuscule 0.57 WHIP (the lowest in history for a pitcher with 50 or more innings) over 74 1/3 innings pitched. It was the fourth straight year for Uehara, 38, with a WHIP below 1.00. He also struck out 101 batters, giving him a career-best 12.2 K/9. Uehara had 21 saves, despite not getting significant use as the team's closer until late June, and he actually improved in that role, sporting a 0.28 ERA (one earned run allowed) in the second half of the season, over 29 appearances. Uehara will enter 2014 as Boston's closer, and could come at a bargain for the shrewd saves shopper, as his age and lack of any real track record as a closer (he had 14 career saves before last season) could drive away the doubters. Uehara should finish the season as a top 10 closer, and can be taken in the middle rounds of most drafts.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Charlie Morton|
|9/17/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|9/18/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/19/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|9/20/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|9/21/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Chris Tillman|
|9/23/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
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