Koji Uehara RP BOS 4 Days

With the Red Sox falling out of contention, manager John Farrell will not be pushing Uehara over the final six weeks, the Providence Journal reports.

We don't see Farrell using other pitchers to save games, but there will be non-save situations where Uehara's usage is affected. For example, in Friday night's extra-inning affair, Uehara needed just seven pitches to get through an inning, but did not come back for a second inning.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 10 Days

Uehara picked up his 25th save of the season with a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Uehara extended his string of scoreless innings to 11 and lowered his ERA to 1.32.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 14 Days

Uehara gave up two hits while pitching a scoreless ninth for his 23rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Uehara wiggled out of trouble after allowing singles by Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras. The right-hander has been rock solid when given the infrequent opportunity to close out a game for Boston. He sports a 1.39 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and is 23-for-25 in save chances on the year.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 24 Days

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox are unlikely to trade closer Koji Uehara.

The Red Sox are reportedly considering trading the likes of Jon Lester and Andrew Miller, but they apparently intend to make a qualifying offer to Uehara, who is an impending free agent. Because the qualifying offer will likely be in the area of one-year, $15 million this offseason, the thought is that he will accept. Of course, the Red Sox could trade Uehara and still re-sign him as a free agent, but there's the chance they would have to guarantee multiple years in order to do so.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 25 Days

Koji Uehara allowed a hit but recorded all three outs via strikeout to earn the save against the Rays on Sunday.

Uehara gave up a leadoff single to Yunel Escobar to start the ninth before fanning Sean Rodriguez, Curt Casali and Kevin Kiermaier to end it. The right-hander has now struck out 63 while walking just six in 47 2/3 innings of work. Uehara has 21 saves, a 1.51 ERA and 0.76 WHIP on the season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 Month

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Koji Uehara is "in great demand," but the Red Sox "would like to hold on to him."

The Red Sox are still seven games out in the Wild Card race and seem likely to be sellers at the trade deadline, but they apparently don't want to give up their closer. Uehara will be a free agent after the season and will turn 40 around Opening Day next year, but perhaps Boston will consider extending him or making him a qualifying offer this winter. He's been one of the best relievers in the game again in 2014, posting a 1.58 ERA and 59/6 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 Month

Koji Uehara will replace Masahiro Tanaka on the American League roster for the All-Star game.

Uehara is enjoying another fantastic year, owning a 1.30 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. The right-hander also has 18 saves in 19 chances. Unbelievably, the All-Star selection is his first.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 1 Month

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers would be interested in a handful of Red Sox relievers should they be made available.

Rosenthal lists Koji Uehara, Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop and Craig Breslow as potential targets. Uehara, Miller and Badenhop are all slated for free agency after the season, while Breslow has a $100,000 buyout attached to a $4 million club option for 2015.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 Months

Koji Uehara admitted after Tuesday's game that the cause of his recent struggles might be related to "a little bit of fatigue."

Uehara allowed a run in a tie game Tuesday to pick up the loss and has been scored upon in three of his last seven appearances, giving up three homers over that stretch. He hasn't really been overworked over the two-week period, but age could be a factor for the 39-year-old. "I probably need to get younger," Uehara joked. Ultimately, the closer should be fine. He still sports a ridiculous 1.40 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 49/5 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 frames this season.

Koji Uehara RP BOS 2 Months

Koji Uehara took his second loss of the season, allowing a run in the ninth inning in Tuesday's defeat at the hands of the Cubs.

It's notable simply because Uehara has been so good. The closer has been more human lately, having allowed runs in three out of his last seven appearances. The Cubs put runners on second and third to lead off the ninth inning, allowing Luis Valbuena to plate a run with a sacrifice fly. Uehara's numbers are still great, though, as he has a 1.40 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 49/5 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings.