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Koji Uehara has no structural damage in shoulder

Apr 14, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

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Koji Uehara gave the Red Sox a bit of a scare when he came down with some shoulder stiffness last Friday, but the early word on his status is promising.

Uehara made it through a throwing session yesterday with no issues and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that an MRI today revealed no structural damage. The 39-year-old right-hander is scheduled to rejoin the team tomorrow in Chicago, though it’s unclear when he’ll be ready to return to game action. Still, it looks like he’ll avoid a stint on the disabled list at the very least.

Edward Mujica filled in for Uehara last Friday against the Orioles for his first save of the season. The Red Sox figure to be careful with Uehara’s workload, so he might get the opportunity to close out some more games in the coming days and weeks.

  1. renaado - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Koji-san, “Banzai”!

  2. rje49 - Apr 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Correction- Mujica’s Friday save was against the Yankees

  3. accipiterq - Apr 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    How do all these Asian players continue to perform well into their late 30s? It’s like they lie and say they’re older than they are; sort of the opposite of the Latin players.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I hope they didn’t Scott Proctor him last season.

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