Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 days ago

Uehara pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday, striking out two en route to his first save of the season.

He was activated from the disabled list on Monday and wasted no time showcasing why he is one of the premier closers in baseball when healthy, which he appears to be.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 4 days ago

The Red Sox activated Uehara (hamstring) from the disabled list Monday.

Uehara is set to return to action after recovering from a mid-March hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list to open the season. He will immediately reclaim his role as the Red Sox' closer.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 5 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list and will retake his spot as the closer, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

Uehara pitched an inning in a rehab appearance Saturday, allowing three hits and a run. However, it was enough for him to be deemed ready, meaning one of the current bullpen members will likely be sent to Triple-A Pawtucket. The 40-year-old struggled down the stretch last season, but finished the campaign with 26 saves, a 2.52 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 64 appearances last season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 6 days ago

Uehara allowed three hits and a run in his one-inning rehab appearance for Low-A Greenville.

Uehara will be evaluated Sunday and could join the Red Sox in time for the team's home opener Monday against Washington.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

Uehara (hamstring) will pitch out of the bullpen for Low-A Greenville on Saturday, and he may then be ready to join the Red Sox, MassLive.com's Jen McCaffrey reports.

Uehara seemingly has a shot to be available for all of next week, and the Red Sox will likely know whether that's the case by the end of this upcoming weekend. It appears Edward Mujica's stint in the closer's role will be rather brief.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

Uehara (hamstring) will report to Low-A Greenville on Wednesday and pitch a simulated game Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

If all goes well, Uehara will pitch an inning for Greenville on Saturday. The plan is to have Uehara activated off the disabled list in time for Monday's home opener against the Nationals.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

Uehara (hamstring) threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports.

Uehara's sim game reportedly went well, and he should be available at some point between Saturday and Monday. The Red Sox didn't need Edward Mujica on Opening Day against the Phillies, as a Hanley Ramirez grand slam extended Boston's lead to 8-0 in the top of the ninth inning.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara (hamstring) threw a 35-pitch side session on Saturday, the Boston Herald reports.

Uehara will next pitch for Low-A Greenville next weekend. If all goes well, he could return from the DL on April 13. Edward Mujica is expected to be Boston's closer while Uehara is on the DL.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox effectively ruled Uehara out for the start of the season earlier this week, so this move comes as no surprise. Uehara came out of Monday's bullpen session with some renewed discomfort in the hamstring, limiting him to long toss Tuesday, but he got back onto the mound for a bullpen session Thursday. With a backdated stint, Uehara could be activated as soon as Apr. 11, though it's uncertain if he will be ready on that date.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara (hamstring) was limited to long toss Tuesday, after he reported continued discomfort during Monday's bullpen session, CSN New England reports.

The Red Sox have already said that Uehara won't be on the Opening Day roster, but the team is still evaluating its closer on a day-to-day basis. Uehara may start his season by sticking around at extended spring training, with the other option being a minor-league rehab assignment.