15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
15 hours ago

Uehara (pectoral) faced live hitters Monday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara was able to throw about 20 pitches off the mound in the session, which was the first time he'd faced live hitting since sustaining his injury. The reliever has been able to ramp up his activity of late, as he threw over 50 pitches in a bullpen session last week, so it would appear that a return in early September remains a strong possibility.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
2 days ago

Uehara (pectoral muscle), who threw a 53-pitch bullpen session Friday, will throw another one Monday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Optimism is the word to describe how the Red Sox feel when discussing Uehara's return this season. Manager John Farrell said he expected Uehara to begin facing live hitters in a batting practice setting within the week. "Given the two bullpens that he's thrown and the volume combined with the intensity, he's making some pretty good strides here of late," Farrell said.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
6 days ago

Uehara (pectoral) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox were happily surprised with the velocity that Uehara was able to put on the ball in Tuesday's throwing session. Moving forward, Boston plans to give Uehara a couple of days to rest before having him throw bullpen sessions on Friday and Monday.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 week ago

Uehara (pectoral) will throw off a mound Tuesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the first time that Uehara throws from the mound since being placed on the DL on July 20. The club has yet to indicate when they intend to bring Uehara off the disabled list, but more information should be available as he increases his throwing activity.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Uehara (pectoral muscle) threw from 150 feet Monday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox were initially pessimistic about Uehara's return this season, but his progress to this point was unanticipated. The next step is to get him throwing off a mound, but there's no timetable for that yet.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Uehara (pectoral muscle) began throwing from 90 feet Thursday and repeated that Friday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports. "He'll increase the distance and the volume based on tolerance," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara's been getting treatment both with ice and electric stimulation, but remains a log way from recovery. He's hopeful he can pitch again this season, but that's something we won't know until September.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Uehara (pectoral muscle) is playing catch from as far as 60 feet, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. "He'll likely go through having more of an ultrasound just to double-check and get a view of what's going on there. But his throwing progression will be gradual. So, typically, we go 30-foot increments - 60 feet today. That may (happen) a couple of times repetitively before we begin to stretch him out," said manager John Farrell.

EDGE Analysis

While seeing Uehara throw is hopeful, his return to Boston's active lineup is not a lock. How he responds in the early days of this throwing program will determine that.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 month ago

Uehara (pectoral) received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday and will be shut down from throwing for the time being, Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever told reporters Thursday that his pectoral injury would likely keep him out for one month, but it's unclear how Friday's procedure affects that timeline. Regardless, Boston is hurting in the bullpen even with recent additions given that Uehara and closer Craig Kimbrel are on the shelf. Brad Ziegler will likely be called upon to close out games while those two are sidelined.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 month ago

Uehara (pectoral) told Japanese reporters that he expects to miss a month, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox bullpen continues to get bad news as Uehara will be out until mid-August, leaving them vulnerable in the ninth inning as Craig Kimbrel also remains out with a knee injury. Uehara will now focus on rehabbing his pectoral with hopes of returning for the homestretch of the season.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 month ago

Uehara's MRI results confirmed that he strained a pectoral muscle and he remains without a timetable to return, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Now down two closers, the Red Sox are expected to turn to Brad Ziegler as the primary option until Craig Kimbrel returns from his knee injury. Uehara's timetable should materialize at some point during the rehab process, but it remains murky following the MRI.