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15-15
 
Career ERA
2.44
Name  Koji Uehara
Born  4/3/1975
Height  6-1
Weight  190
Number  19
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/30/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, according to manager John Farrell.
Insight: He is expected to be ready by some point in April, but it is looking like Edward Mujica will open up the year as Boston's closer.
 
3/26/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) will throw on Thursday and should take part in a bullpen session at some point this weekend.
Insight: This will be a big test to determine Uehara's availability for Opening Day. If he is unable to get healthy by the start of the season, Edward Mujica would likely start 2015 as Boston's closer.
 
3/21/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) played long toss, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: It's the first step in his return to the mound. Even if he is not ready for the start of the season, Uehara should be ready to roll soon after and fantasy owners should not reduce his value because of this injury.
 
3/18/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (hamstring) said he expects to be ready for Opening Day, but it is not a gaurantee.
Insight: Even if he is not ready for the start of the season, Uehara should be ready to roll shorty after. Draft him as you normally would.
 
3/17/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara suffered a strained hamstring on Tuesday.
Insight: The injury does not appear to be serious, so we expect Uehara to be ready to roll by Opening Day.
 
10/30/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox re-signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year deal.
Insight: The contract is worth $18 million, and Uehara will be an option at closer for Boston in 2015.
 
9/29/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have not decided whether they'll tender a qualifying offer to free agent closer Koji Uehara according to Brian MacPherson.
Insight: The problem is the one-year qualifying offer on this year's market is expected to be around $15.1 million. That is quite a hefty price for a 40-year-old closer that blew three saves after Aug. 21. We expect the Red Sox to try and bring Uehara back but will try and negotiate with him on the open market.
 
9/5/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will take a couple of days off after his blown save Thursday against the Yankees.
Insight: Uehara has allowed 10 earned runs in his last six appearances. Edward Mujica is expected to act as closer while Uehara rests.
 
Cold8/26/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: According to mlb.com, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he has no plans to shut down Koji Uehara despite his recent struggles.
Insight: Uehara has allowed seven runs on 10 hits in his last 3 1/3 innings and he blew two saves and lost two games in that span. Farrell said Uehara has not reported any symptoms of fatigue.
 
Cold8/25/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara blew his second straight save Monday at Toronto, but he picked up his sixth win of the year.
Insight: Uehara didn't exactly enter into the best situation, as Clay Buchholz had loaded the bases with one out in a 3-0 game. But those types of leads are usually safe with Uehara when he's on point. The 39-year-old has allowed seven runs on 10 hits in his last 3 1/3 innings.
 
Cold8/22/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara imploded Friday against the Mariners, allowing five runs after entering with a 3-0 lead.
Insight: Uehara gave up five hits and walked one while recording two outs. The right-hander has allowed seven runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings his last three games after going 13 straight innings without giving up a run.
 
6/22/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara blew his first save of the season Sunday, allowing two solo homers to blow a 6-4 lead, but the Red Sox scored in the top of the 10th to get Uehara his third win of the year.
Insight: Uehara allowed seven hits and walked three during a streak of 21 straight scoreless innings, but he's given up four hits (3 HR) and three runs in his last three innings. However, he won two games in that stretch and still has a 1.30 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP this season.
 
4/17/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara (shoulder) is expected to be available on Thursday after completing a bullpen session Wednesday.
Insight: Edward Mujica has been serving as Boston's closer while Uehara was sidelined, but blew the save opportunity on Wednesday night.
 
4/15/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara (shoulder) is expected to be available on Thursday, according to Sean McAdam of csnne.com.
Insight: Uehara rejoined the team Tuesday in Chicago after missing Boston's four-game set against the Yankees due to shoulder stiffness. He long-tossed Tuesday and will throw a bullpen Wednesday. Edward Mujica will serve as Boston's closer until Uehara is ready.
 
4/14/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara has no structural damage in his shoulder, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Uehara will rejoin the team Tuesday in Chicago after missing Boston's four-game set against the Yankees due to shoulder stiffness. The Red Sox went to Edward Mujica for a save Friday and he converted it.
 
4/12/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Boston closer Koji Uehara is scheduled to long toss on Sunday. If he's unable to, the Red Sox will probably send him back to Boston to get his shoulder looked at. SOURCE: Sean McAdam, Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: Koji is battling a stiff shoulder, which is why Edward Mujica pitched the ninth inning last night against New York. The 39-year-old could be looking at a stint on the 15-day DL.
 
4/12/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Nothing has been officially announced but Red Sox closer Koji Uehara last pitched on Wednesday and Edward Mujica closed on Friday night.
Insight: Uehara (two saves, 0.00 ERA) is apparently dealing with shoulder stiffness. He has not been sent back to Boston for further exam, so hopefully its just a short-term issue.
 
4/11/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox went to Edward Mujica for the save in a 4-2 game Friday night instead of Koji Uehara.
Insight: Uehara (two saves, 0.00 ERA) last pitched on April 9 so he was rested. We'll see what manager John Farrell says in the post-game presser.
 
Hot10/20/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara won the ALCS MVP after throwing six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and zero walks over five appearances during the series.
Insight: Uehara was expected to be the team's seventh-inning man this season with Andrew Bailey throwing in the eighth and Joel Hanrahan closing. When Bailey and Hanrahan went down with injuries, Uehara stepped into the closer role and ended the season with 21 saves, a 1.09 ERA, a 0.57 WHIP, 101 strikeouts and just nine walks in 74 1/3 innings. In eight postseason appearances, he has a 1.00 ERA, a 0.56 WHIP, a 13/0 K/BB and five saves in nine innings.
 
9/18/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: Koji Uehara's streak of consecutive batters retired ended Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.
Insight: Prior to Danny Valencia's triple in the ninth inning, the Red Sox closer had retired 37 hitters in a row, four shy of Bobby Jenks' major league record for a relief pitcher. Even with the loss, Uehara's ERA is still barely over one (1.18). He's having a season for the ages and should be started in all formats.