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19 Koji Uehara RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 4/3/1975 | Birthplace: Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 82/42 | Average Draft Position: 168.34
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Red Sox's Farrell not expecting Koji Uehara to be on DL for long


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Although Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) will start the season on the disabled list, manager John Farrell isn't concerned about it being a long-term absence. Farrell said Tuesday he expects Uehara to return in early to mid-April, per The Boston Herald.

Farrell has chosen Edward Mujica as the Red Sox's closer in Uehara's absence.


Red Sox closer Koji Uehara likely to begin year on disabled list


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is likely to begin the season on the disabled list, reports ESPN. After throwing 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday, Uehara is still having issues with his left hamstring. He hasn't taken the mound since March 14th.

Manager John Farrell said, “I don’t think there’s anything to suggest that come next Monday, he’s in our bullpen.”

“I think I’m going to start on the DL just because I haven’t had the games in,” Uehara said through interpreter C.J. Matsumoto. “If that is the case, if I start on the DL, it will certainly be a disappointment.”

Uehara knows that this is a process, and he is unsure of when he'll return to the mound.

“I don’t know when I’ll be back,” he said. “It’s a day-to-day process. I have to do what I have to do to get ready.”

Farrell was asked about how the bullpen will shape up heading into the beginning of the season.

“I don’t have seven names to give you right now,” he said. “We’ve still got some things to determine. How we’re going to determine the rotation, whether we go with an additional left-hander or right-hander, what the ramifications of Koji coming out of the mix for the short run. Does that likely move Edward [Mujica] back into the closing role?

“I do know this: We’re at a point in camp when guys are throwing the ball as expected, and that includes Robbie Ross. That’s Matt Barnes. Brandon Workman’s last time out was encouraging, so as we get to the final week of camp here, the guys we felt would be in contention for spots are moving in the right direction.”

Uehara, 40, has pitched in three games this spring, posting an ERA of 6.00, six hits given up with three strikeouts.


Red Sox's Koji Uehara to throw a bullpen, still unlikely for Opening Day


(3/30/2015) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) will toss a bullpen session on Monday but manager John Farrell doesn't expect him to ready by Opening Day, according to the Boston Globe

Uehara had felt discomfort in his hamstring during a bullpen session Saturday, possibly reaggravating an injury he sustained while running on March 17. 

Uehara has allowed two earned runs on seven hits in three innings of work this spring.


Edward Mujica to start season as Red Sox closer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) 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
(3/29/2015) 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
(3/28/2015) 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
(3/28/2015) 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.


Red Sox still evaluating Opening Day status of Uehara, Vazquez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday he should have a better idea by the weekend about the Opening Day status of catcher Christian Vazquez (elbow) and closer Koji Uehara (hamstring), per The Boston Globe.

Farrell added Vazquez will catch a minor-league game Friday. Vazquez said Thursday he has no doubt he will be ready by Opening Day.

"I'm going to be ready," he said, per WEEI.com.

Uehara will throw off flat ground Thursday. Farrell hopeful Uehara will throw a bullpen session this weekend.


Red Sox's John Farrell not sold on Koji Uehara's status for opener?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell appears to be less sold closer Koji Uehara's status for Opening Day then he did a week ago when his closer suffered a left hamstring strain, according to MLB.com.

"I think with each passing day he's not in a game, there's growing concern, concern in the sense, 'Will he be ready for April 6?' And we're just working through that," said Farrell.

Uehara could throw a bullpen session at some point this week, but it appears as if the Red Sox are taking a cautious approach with their right-handed reliever. Edward Mujica and Alexi Ogando are candidates to fill in for Uehara in the ninth while he remains sidelined.


Red Sox's Uehara plays long toss, does some light running Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) played long toss from 150 feet Saturday and did some light running, per ESPN. The Red Sox are targeting midweek for Uehara to throw a bullpen session, manager John Farrell said Saturday.

Red Sox's Koji Uehara scheduled to play long-toss on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara is scheduled to play long-toss for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury earlier this spring, according WEEI.

"Our target is sometime in the middle of next week by the time he gets back on the mound after we get through some physical testing," Farrell said. "But he can still keep his arm in shape. I still don't question if he's going to be ready for the start of the season. I fully expect him to be ready when the season begins."

Uehara has made three spring appearances before suffering a hamstring strain on Tuesday. He's expected to be a "close call: for Boston's Opening Day.


Red Sox RP Koji Uehara could long-toss Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara (hamstring) may be able to begin playing long toss Friday, MLB.com reports.

Uehara suffered a hamstring strain Tuesday, and the the team remains hopeful he'll be ready for Opening Day. The closer has allowed two runs in three innings this spring but is coming off a 26-save season in which he went 6-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 80:8 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings.


Red Sox RP Koji Uehara a 'close call' for Opening Day


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that relief pitcher Koji Uehara will play catch, but won't returned to the mound until "he can tolerate the stress" in his left hamstring, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald.

Uehara added that he's a "close call" for opening day, but remains optimistic moving forward.

The right-hander has allowed two runs in three innings of work this spring.


Red Sox's Koji Uehara suffers strained hamstring on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara suffered a strained hamstring while running on Tuesday morning, according to the Boston Herald. Manager John Farrell told reporters he's not concerned about Uehara's status for the start of the regular season, and views him as day to day moving forward.

"It's going to be a few days before we test him again and get him back in a game," Farrell said, per ESPN.

The right-hander has allowed two runs in three innings of work this spring.


Red Sox manager John Farrell not concerned about P Koji Uehara


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara had a tough outing on Saturday against the Pirates. In one inning of work, he gave up a run on three hits. He has yet to walk a batter, but he has given up seven hits while on the mound in spring training. 

Manager John Farrell doesn't seem to be concerned at this point.

"He's using his cutter a little bit, probably in some counts that he might not otherwise, when he's particularly going to finish a hitter off, where he's gone to his split so often," Farrell said. "So no concern there. He's just using a third pitch a little bit more here in camp."

Uehara saved 26 games last year, but he struggled early. The pitcher is focused on staying healthy in 2015.

"Just being healthy enough to make it through the whole season," he said.


Red Sox's Uehara admits second-half struggles were due to injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) After earning a trip to the All-Star game following an outstanding performance in the first half (5-2, 1.65 ERA, 18 saves) last season, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara did a complete 180 in the second half, going 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA and eight saves over his final 22 appearances.

On Monday, Uehara admitted the reason for his struggles after the All-Star break was because he wasn't 100 percent, per WEEI.com.

“It was more physical,” Uehara said. “I didn’t talk about it at that time. I think I’m over it. I’m not going to go into specifics, but it wasn’t fatigue.”

Uehara, who signed a two-year, $18 million contract in the offseason, said he started his throwing program in late November.

“I probably needed the rest and felt good after,” Uehara said. “But I’m not going to look back and wonder what I should have done. I’m just going to look toward the future.”


Red Sox announce two year extension for Koji Uehara


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) 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
(9/29/2014) 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
(9/10/2014) 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
(9/9/2014) 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
(9/5/2014) 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
(9/5/2014) 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
(8/31/2014) 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 blows save, wins game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picked up a blown save and a win Monday against the Blue Jays.

Uehara entered with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning. Uehara allowed one run to score on a groundout against the first batter he faced. With two men on base, Uehara gave up a game-tying two-run double to Edwin Encarnacion. He was able to pick up a groundout to end the inning. Uehara tossed 2/3 of an inning, giving up one hit. He was not charged with any runs.

The following inning, the Red Sox managed to pick up a run. The team shut the door in the bottom of the 10th, giving Uehara the win. He improved to 6-4 following the game. 


Koji Uehara melts down Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox closer Koji Uehara had a meltdown Friday against the Mariners. 

Uehara entered with his team up by three runs, but couldn't nail down the save. Uehara induced a foulout to the first batter he faced. He then gave up a single and picked up a strikeout for the second out. Things fell apart with two outs. Uehara gave up a walk and a single to load the bases. He then gave up a double and two singles to the next three hitters. Uehara was replaced after giving up five runs.

With the loss, Uehara fell to 5-4.