Koji Uehara RP BOS 14 hours 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.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 day ago

Uehara (hamstring) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday, but still reported discomfort in his right hamstring, Ian Browne of MLB.com

Uehara is set to begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. He said that "It's a day-to-day process, I have to do what I have to do to get ready." Edward Mujica should get most of the save opportunities in Uehara's absence.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Monday, but is still expected to be unavailable for Opening Day, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

Uehara's timetable doesn't appear to have changed by the outing, but it's at least a positive sign he's moving in the right direction. While he hasn't been completely ruled out for Opening Day, it seems like the probable scenario. However, his absence isn't expected to extend too far into the regular season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) is considered unlikely for Opening Day, WEEI 93.7 FM reports.

Uehara suffered a bit of a setback during Saturday's bullpen session, dealing with some soreness. He'll likely miss some of the beginning of the regular season, but it shouldn't cost him too much regular season time should it indeed carry over.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 3 days ago

Uehara still felt some soreness in his hamstring following Saturday's bullpen session, the Boston Globe reports.

Uehara will be re-evaluated Sunday and needs to throw at least one more bullpen session before the Red Sox will let him throw in a game.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 4 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) has not been ruled out for Opening Day, ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports.

He threw a bullpen session Saturday and will be examined Sunday before throwing another bullpen session Monday. He's still dealing with some discomfort, which is why he will need one more bullpen session before potential game action. Barring any setbacks, it sounds like Uehara won't miss much time even if he is not cleared for the start of the season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 5 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) threw 60 pitches off flat ground Thursday, ESPN Boston reports.

The plan is to have Uehara throw off flat ground again Friday and hopefully off a mound Saturday. Manager John Farrell is targeting Monday for game action, whether it be a minor-league game or one against the Twins.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 6 days ago

Uehara (hamstring) is scheduled to throw on flat ground Thursday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Uehara hopes to progress to a bullpen session by the weekend if all goes well Thursday. His performance in those workouts will likely paint a much clearer picture of the projected closer's Opening Day availability.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

There is a "growing concern" over whether Uehara (hamstring) will be ready for Opening Day, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

Manager John Farrell said that with each passing day where Uehara is not pitching in spring games, his chances of being available for the opener on April 6 lessen. He has been long tossing on flat ground but there still isn't a set schedule for him to get back on the mound. Uehara has only made three appearances this spring, and Farrell said it would not be ideal for Uehara to go straight to pitching in big league games without him getting back on the mound for further action this spring. If Boston's closer goes on the DL list, it can be done retroactive to March 27, meaning he could come off the DL as soon as the first weekend of the regular season. Edward Mujica would be the likely fill-in closer if Uehara is not ready to go for the start of the season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 week ago

Uehara (hamstring) played catch with good intensity Monday and it won't be long before he gets into a game, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

According to Abraham, Uehara had good zip on the ball out of a slow windup Monday, so it sounds like everything is looking good. This is a situation worth following in the coming weeks, as Uehara won't need a ton of spring innings to be ready to go for Opening Day, but he will need to get some action soon for that to be a realistic goal.