15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
3 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
5 days ago

Uehara (pectoral) will have an MRI and is without a timetable to return to the Red Sox's bullpen, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

In Uehara's absence, Brad Ziegler will step in as the team's primary closer, at least until Craig Kimbrel is ready to return from his knee injury. Once the results of Uehara's MRI become available, a timetable for his activation should become clearer.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
5 days ago

Uehara (pectoral) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara will hit the DL after what has been a disappointing season thus far. The 41-year-old owns a 4.50 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 39 relief appearances, which is a huge setback when you consider he has never had an ERA above 2.86 as a reliever since 2010. The Red Sox will hope Uehara can get back to his old self once healthy and have called up Noe Ramirez to take his place for the time being.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
6 days ago

Uehara left Tuesday's game after feeling something in his right pectoral muscle, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell said he is uncertain how long Uehara will be out, and the team will likely conduct some tests Tuesday and Wednesday to evaluate their fill-in closer. In the meantime, Brad Ziegler figures to get the bulk of the save opportunities, as Craig Kimbrel (knee) won't return until sometime in August.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
6 days ago

Uehara (shoulder) left Tuesday's game with an apparent shoulder injury, Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net reports.

EDGE Analysis

Uehara only tossed seven pitches during the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, and was grabbing his shoulder after the last pitch. The 41-year-old waived out the trainers and left the contest shortly after. With Craig Kimbrel on the disabled list with a knee injury, Uehara has been taking on the role of closing games, which would likely fall to Brad Ziegler if Uehara needs to miss any significant time.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 week ago

Uehara recorded his sixth save with a clean ninth inning in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 41-year-old interim reliever made quick work of the Yankees in the ninth, needing a scant seven pitches to retire Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira. Uehara continues to do an admirable job in Craig Kimbrel's (knee) stead, and is expected to continue piling up the save opportunities if his current level of performance holds up.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
1 week ago

Uehara notched his fifth save with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Yankees. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 41-year-old closer put together his second straight scoreless outing, and fourth in six July appearances. Uehara has now converted three straight save opportunities as the primary replacement for the sidelined Craig Kimbrel (knee), and figures to continue in the role as long he's able to maintain his current level of efficacy.

15DKoji Uehara
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Uehara has been named Boston's closer, Meredith Perri of Mass Live reports. "Koji's our closer," manager John Farrell said after Uehara closed out Saturday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

EDGE Analysis

It was natural to wonder if the recently acquired Brad Ziegler, who has closing experience in Arizona, would emerge as the fill-in while Craig Kimbrel's knee injury keeps him out three-to-six weeks. Farrell put an end to that speculation, but indicated Ziegler will get opportunities whenever Uehara is unavailable, which is a possibility Sunday after Uehara threw 33 pitches to close out games Friday and Saturday.