Koji Uehara RP BOS 17 hours ago

Uehara threw a perfect inning in the 11th inning Sunday to pick up his first save of the year, striking out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara got the nod because closer Craig Kimbrel threw 39 pitches the previous day and was unavailable.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 days ago

Uehara allowed two runs on two hits in one inning to pick up the loss in Friday night's game against Toronto.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara was beaten by reigning MVP Josh Donaldson -- no shame in that -- who took advantage of an elevated fastball. Of greater concern than Friday's homer are Uehara's results in May. He's allowed at least one hit in eight of nine appearances and sports a 5.19 ERA this month. After it was announced that Carson Smith will miss the rest of the season with Tommy John surgery, the focus turned toward Uehara and Junichi Tazawa -- two important setup men whose workload the Red Sox are trying to limit.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara was charged with two runs and allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth inning of Boston's 8-4 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara came into a one-run game, but threw a bunt attempt into right field to allow an insurance run before giving up a two-run homer the ninth hitter in the order, Paulo Orlando. Despite Tuesday night's outcome, Uehara has been good in a set up role. Fifteen of his 17 appearances have been scoreless, but those other two outings were bad enough to inflate his season ERA to 3.94.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 weeks ago

Uehara pitched a scoreless eighth inning Friday against Houston, giving up a hit and striking out two batters.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara has been great this season besides one outing where he gave up four earned runs in 0.1 innings. At 41-years-old, Uehara still manages to limit baserunners as he's only given up six hits and five walks over 14.1 innings. He's racked up nine holds and has accumulated an efficient 3.14 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn his first victory over the season in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Yankees. He also struck out a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran was the benficiary of a two-run blast by David Ortiz in the bottom half of the frame that broke a 2-2 tie, making him the pitcher of record after Craig Kimbrel slammed the door in the ninth. Uehara has been outstanding this season save for a disastrous blown save versus the Blue Jays on April 18, and has now pitched three consecutive scoreless outings of an inning apiece since then. In addition to Friday's victory, the 41-year-old also has been credited with seven holds.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara struck out two in a scoreless relief inning in Sunday's 7-5 extra-inning victory over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This was Uehara's first appearance since his spectacular flameout a week ago when he allowed four runs on a hit, two walks and a hit batsman in a third of an inning. A refreshed Uehara executed his role perfectly, throwing 11 of his 14 pitches for strikes, picking up his sixth hold of the season and putting a two-run lead in the hands of closer Craig Kimbrel.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara was undone by the Blue Jays on Monday, allowing four runs while recording just one out. He allowed a hit, walked two, and hit a batter in the outing.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara had been rolling before Monday's clunker, having tossed seven shutout innings coming into the day. The 41-year-old righty hasn't recorded an ERA above 2.52 since 2010 and will remain the next in line for saves behind Craig Kimbrel even with the rough outing.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 month ago

Uehara pitched a clean inning in Friday night's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. He's yet to be scored upon in six appearances, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six in six innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara has picked up holds in four of Boston's five wins. He had experienced some soreness during training camp and made just four spring appearances, leaving us little evidence with which to evaluate his return from last season's wrist injury. But the former closer is thriving in his new eighth-inning setup role.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's preseason finale against Toronto.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara made just four appearances this spring, partially due to some general soreness late in camp. He came out of Saturday's work feeling fine and is slated to be the primary set up man for closer Craig Kimbrel this season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 months ago

Uehara (general soreness) pitched a clean inning Wednesday in his return to Grapefruit league action.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uehara took a week off from spring games to let some general soreness wear off, and he appears to be back and ready to pitch normally again. He should be able to re-enter the Red Sox bullpen at his normal form for the start of the season.