Koji Uehara 19 | Pitcher

Boston Red Sox

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Uehara (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and, barring any setbacks, he will return to Boston's bullpen Thursday, CSNNE reports. Impact: Presumably Uehara will jump right back into the closer's role Thursday, meaning Edward Mujica's time as a source of saves is coming to an end.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) is expected to complete a bullpen session, before making his return to the closer's role for the Red Sox, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. Impact: None of the tests performed on Uehara's shoulder revealed anything sinister, but rest will continue to rule the day until the stiffness subsides. Meanwhile, Edward Mujica will garner most of the reps in the ninth inning.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) completed a throwing session without issue Monday, the Boston Globe reports. Impact: With the modified bullpen behind him, Uehara will likely join the Red Sox in Chicago prior their series opener Tuesday against the White Sox. There's no indication one way or the other that he'll be at manager John Farrell's disposal right off the bat. If not, Edward Mujica will continue to handle save situations that land in Boston's bullpen.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: An MRI on Uehara's stiff shoulder came back negative, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports. Impact: Uehara completed a throwing session without incident Monday, and he appears to just be day-to-day. It's unclear whether he'll be available out of the bullpen Tuesday against the White Sox. If not, Edward Mujica figures to get the save opportunity, should one arise.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) will probably need at least one bullpen session before returning to game action, MLB.com reports. Impact: Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Uehara had some mental hurdles to overcome as part of the process. "He threw long toss out to 200 feet, and came back in at roughly 65-70 feet, and was aggressive on flat ground with both his fastball and his split," said Farrell. "He was really able to generate good arm speed. He's moving past some of the concerns, mentally, that he had. A bullpen session is certainly going to be needed and helpful to get past that further."(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) threw Sunday and felt "better than expected," the Boston Globe reports. Impact: The next step for Uehara will be to go back to Boston for further exams, after which he'll rejoin the team in Chicago. The Red Sox are off Monday before facing the White Sox on Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) is expected to throw Sunday before the team plots a course forward for the reliever, the Providence Journal reports. Impact: Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is using the weekend to "gather information" and make a decision about what to do with the 39-year-old closer. A stint on the disabled list is likely in the picture.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Uehara is still out because of stiffness in his right shoulder and it's uncertain when he will be able to pitch again. Impact: Red Sox manager John Farrell said Uehara was unavailable for Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium. Uehara felt discomfort during warmups Friday night before a 4-2 win over New York. Uehara has said he doesn't think the problem is a serious one. Farrell said there's a chance Uehara would return to Boston for an exam. Farrell said it's too early to predict whether the right-hander would need to go on the disabled list.(STATS, 3:38pm)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Uehara (shoulder) won't pitch in Saturday's game, and the Red Sox are planning to evaluate him again Sunday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Impact: The Red Sox are going to be understandably cautious with their veteran closer, but he's only considered day-to-day for now. Edward Mujica will slot in as the team's interim closer, while Uehara is unavailable.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Uehara felt stiffness in his shoulder during pregame long-toss Friday, reports Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. Impact: Uehara (shoulder) was not brought into a save situation Friday night, as Edward Mujica closed out the win instead. Manager John Farrell claimed the decision was "precautionary," and there are no immediate plans to send Uehara back to Boston for further tests.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Uehara notched his second save of the season, throwing a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Wednesday's win over Texas. Impact: He hasn't seen many opportunities to close games in the early part of the season, but Uehara has pitched flawlessly when he's been called on for a save.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Uehara is still stuck at just one save for the season, after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers. Impact: Uehara entered for the top of the ninth with a four-run lead, and while he made things a bit interesting, said lead meant that he couldn't grab a save. Fantasy owners still get a strikeout and a scoreless inning, but Uehara allowed a pair of hits along the way.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Uehara struck out the side Saturday night in a non-save appearance in a loss to the Brewers. Impact: Uehara needed just 13 pitches (10 strikes) so there should be no question as to his availability Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Uehara pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning at Baltimore on Thursday to earn his first save of the season. Impact: Uehara needed just seven pitches to get through the ninth inning. As long as he stays healthy, he'll be one of the most productive closers in baseball.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Uehara made his season debut Wednesday night, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation in a 6-2 win over Baltimore. He allowed one hit and struck out one while needing 18 pitches. Impact: That's not quite as efficient as we're used to seeing Uehara work, but he should be available for duty Thursday if needed. The Red Sox remain cognizant of overusing the the reliever, who turns 39 on Thursday and has some history of shoulder problems. As long as he's efficient, Uehara is good to go on back-to-back days.(RotoWire, )
Koji Uehara
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 195  Age: 39
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/3/1975, Osaka, Japan
College: None
Debut: 2009
Salary: $5,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury