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  1. Red Sox ready to use Koji Uehara again, but not as closer

    Sep 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara

    Uehara was more or less duplicating his amazing 2013 season with a 1.27 ERA and 70/7 K/BB ratio in 57 innings through August 15 this year, but since then he’s allowed 10 runs in 4.2 innings for a 19.29 ERA.

  2. Edward Mujica to temporarily take over as closer for the Red Sox

    Sep 5, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Edward Mujica

    The struggling Koji Uehara has been taken out of the closer’s role. Edward Mujica will close out ballgames in his stead.

  3. The Red Sox may shut down Koji Uehara

    Sep 5, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Koji Uehara

    Another bad outing last night may end the Sox’ closer’s season.

  4. What’s wrong with Koji Uehara?

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been human of late, blowing back-to-back saves and allowing a total of seven runs in his previous four appearances, which has people wondering if the 39-year-old right-hander might be wearing down.

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:43 AM EDT

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    It was Giancarlo Stanton vs. Mike Trout in Anaheim last night. Advantage: Stanton.

  6. MLB All-Star Game’s continued irrelevance could be saved by going international

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    MLB All-Stars vs. Japanese League All-Stars, anyone?

  7. Koji Uehara replaces injured starter Masahiro Tanaka on the American League All-Star team

    Jul 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

    koji uehara getty

    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been named to the American League All-Star roster in place of Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the disabled list with a right elbow injury.

  8. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  9. Koji Uehara admits feeling fatigued as of late

    Jul 2, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    It’s been unusual for Uehara to run into any trouble so his posting a 5.14 ERA in eight outings has been a strange sight.

  10. David Ortiz isn’t clutch, he’s just good

    Jun 22, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

    David Ortiz, Derek Norris

    John Farrell says his slugger has a “knack for the moment”. He doesn’t, really — he’s just good.

  11. The Red Sox walk off in extras against the Twins

    Jun 18, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

    Ortiz and Napoli

    Three runs on three homers in this one. All in the tenth inning.

  12. Red Sox defeat Braves, snap 10-game losing streak

    May 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox dug out of an early hole this afternoon to snap their 10-game losing streak.

  13. Jon Lester strikes out a career-high 15 batters in win over Athletics

    May 3, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jon Lester AP

    Jon Lester struck out 15 batters over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Athletics this afternoon at Fenway Park.

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

    Roenis Elias

    Let’s play two! Three times! And let’s have a sweep in all three of them!

  15. Mike Napoli returns to Red Sox starting lineup

    Apr 17, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    Mike Napoli suffered a dislocated finger on Tuesday, but only had to miss one game.

  16. Koji Uehara has no structural damage in shoulder

    Apr 14, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    The Red Sox closer is scheduled to rejoin the team tomorrow.

  17. Koji Uehara is dealing with shoulder tightness

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    Koji Uehara will try throwing tomorrow before the Red Sox decide on the next step.

  18. Grady Sizemore’s first two at-bats since 2011: Single, Homer

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore Red Sox

    Grady Sizemore’s comeback story keeps getting better. Playing in his first regular season game since 2011, the Red Sox center fielder singled in his first at-bat and then homered in his second at-bat.

  19. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  20. Wally the Green Monster to take a tour of Japan

    Jan 17, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

    Wally the Green Monster

    I get a lot of press releases about promotional things, odd events, weird ceremonies, goodwill trips and the like. Most of them are kind of boring. This one is fun: Red Sox relief pitchers Junichi Tazawa and closer Koji Uehara, who was named the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, and Wally the Green Monster will visit…

  21. Red Sox sign Edward Mujica

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Edward Mujica‘s late-season struggles (and arm/back problems) caused him to go from the Cardinals’ closer to out of their playoff plans, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting a nice payday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the right-hander has agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million deal with the Red Sox. St. Louis acquired…

  22. Red Sox could non-tender Andrew Bailey

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Reliever Andrew Bailey‘s days with the Red Sox could be numbered. After moving to Boston in the Josh Reddick deal with the Athletics prior to the 2012 season, Bailey has made just 49 appearances in his two seasons with the Sox. He missed most of the 2012 season with a thumb injury, then had his…

  23. The Red Sox checked in with the Dodgers about Matt Kemp

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    While the Dodgers aren’t overtly shopping Matt Kemp, teams are aware of their outfield situation in which they have four capable players for three positions. As a result, the Dodgers have been taking some phone calls from teams interest in Kemp. The Red Sox are the latest to inquire, according to Nick Cafardo of the…

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