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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||62.00||4.00||3.00||34.00||1.89||0.84||74.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hamstring - Doubtful for start of season|
|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|
Edward Mujica to start season as Red Sox closer
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(1:43 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica will start the season in the closer role, manager John Farrell confirmed on Sunday.
With Koji Uehara unlikely to be ready to start the year, Farrell said Mujica would get first shot at closing.
"There’s been times where he’s thrown a ball down and away to right-handers with good stuff," Farrell said, per WEEI. "Right now, he would be the guy that we turn to in closing situations. I will also say that we would look to matchup in the ninth inning as well. We’ll look to exploit the best matchup, and that could be any one of three or four guys down there to finish a game."
Farrell: Red Sox RP Uehara 'not likely' to make Opening Day roster
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10:13 am ET) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) is "not likely" to be on the team's Opening Day roster, the Providence Journal reports.
Uehara felt discomfort in his hamstring during his bullpen session Saturday while throwing for the first time in two weeks, and while Farrell wasn't ready to rule out Uehara for Opening Day Saturday, the closer appears headed for a trip to the disabled list in order to recover fully from the injury.
Hamstring bothers Koji Uehara in Red Sox bullpen session
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Koji Uehara tested his ailing right hamstring with a bullpen session for the Red Sox on Saturday. Unfortunately, it didn't pass.
Uehara did his first throwing in two weeks, and he reported lingering discomfort, according to MLB.com's Ian Browne.
There's still the possibility he'll be ready by opening day. He'll try again on Monday, and then be able to get two game appearances in.
"Realizing that we're 10 days or nine days from opening, even if Koji were to get in a couple of games, I think, we'd still remain open-minded to beginning [with him]," manager John Farrell said. "We're talking about a one-inning reliever, a veteran guy, who has been able to keep his arm in shape, at least through long toss and at least some flatground. This is still day to day at this point."
Red Sox not closing door on Koji Uehara's status for opener
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that he hasn't closed the door on closer Koji Uehara's status for Opening Day, even with less in-game preparation than usual, according to the Providence Journal.
"He's a one-inning reliever, a veteran guy," Farrell said.
Uehara has been sidelined since March 14 with a hamstring issue.
|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.
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= probable start