Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 3 weeks ago

The Red Sox and Tazawa agreed to a one-year, $3.375 million contract in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

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For the third year in a row, the...

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa has been shut down for the rest of 2015 due to workload concerns, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Tazawa sits at 58.2 innings on ...

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa, who allowed four runs in a third of an inning Friday night, attributed his poor outing to "missed location of my fastball," ESPN Boston reports.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa was torched for four runs on four hits while recording just one out in the eighth inning of an 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night.

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Brought on to protect a 4-3 lead...

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa worked around two hits in a scoreless eighth inning against the Yankees on Monday for his 16th hold.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa (hip) has been removed from the Red Sox's closer role, CSN New England reports.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa is dealing with a sore right hip and groin after twisting awkwardly to field a come-backer Friday night, the Boston Globe reports. He's expected to be able to pitch Sunday.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 5 months ago

Tazawa picked up a hold by being pulled from a save opportunity after he allowed a run on one hit and four walks while recording just two outs.

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Tazawa was awful - throwing just...

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 7 months ago

Tazawa made his first appearance in a week, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Tazawa was noticeably absent in the series against the Blue Jays and then unavailable for use Friday, leading to speculation in the Boston Globe that he was dealing with shoulder fatigue.

Junichi Tazawa RP BOS 7 months ago

Tazawa was not able to pitch Friday night because he had thrown a bullpen session earlier in the day, the Providence Journal reports.

Tazawa had been given the Toronto series off and the Red Sox didn't want him taking the mound before having him throw a side session. That's a decision that proved costly, as the Red Sox were forced to use rookie Noe Ramirez in the 10th inning against the Houston Astros. The rookie allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and a hit batsman.