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Koji Uehara May not Be Ready to Start the Season
March 24th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
The Boston Red Sox are growing increasingly concerned that Koji Uehara may not be ready to begin the season on time. The Red Sox closer has not pitched since March 14 due to a hamstring injury, putting his status for being on the Opening Day roster in doubt. ***PHOTO1*** Manager John Farrell...

Boston Red Sox Re-sign Closer Koji Uehara to a Two-year Extension
October 30th, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Well that didn't take long. With the World Series wrapping up last night, today was the first day players were able to declare for free agency. Teams have a five day "quiet period" to negotiate with their own free agents before those players can discuss financial terms with other teams...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-season: Finding a Closer
October 23rd, 2014 at 2:44 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Finding a closer: ***PHOTO1*** For the better part of the past two seasons, a 9th inning lead for the Red Sox was about...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Edward Mujica
October 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Edward Mujica Grade: C+ ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox signed Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal last winter to bolster their bullpen and serve as insurance for Koji...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Koji Uehara
October 6th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Koji Uehara Grade: B Uehara had another dominant season in his second year as Boston's closer. Well, for most of it anyway. His overall numbers look spectacular...

Don’t Close the Door on Koji Uehara
September 5th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
It wasn't long ago that the Boston Red Sox could hand the ball off to their closer in the 9th inning and feel confident that a win was almost automatically secured. That feeling seems like a lifetime ago after the team lost another walk-off last night, adding another mark to...

Top 5 Reasons to Keep Watching the 2014 Boston Red Sox
August 5th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
What's the point of continuing to watch the Boston Red Sox? The 2014 season has gone in the tank, with the team toiling in the basement of the AL East, hopelessly out of playoff contention. Nearly the entire starting rotation has been jettisoned and the roster is littered with new...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice:Dustin Pedroia Hot, Clay Buchholz Cold
August 4th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With all the roster moves that the Boston Red Sox made around the trade deadline last week, the roster is now swarmed with new faces that haven't been with the team long enough to be considered for this column yet. You can't exactly be disappointed with the early returns from...

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Moments from the First Half
July 15th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Despite the fact that the Boston Red Sox played their 81st game two weeks ago, the All-Star break is considered to be the unofficial mid-point of the season. With the team off until Friday, let's use this time off to look back at the top moments from the season so far. ***PHOTO1*** Opening...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brock Holt Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
July 14th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox head into the All-Star break tied for last in the AL East, but wins in 4 of their last 5 games has the team on a bit of a roll. Hopefully a few days off doesn't halt their momentum and instead helps vault them toward a...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
June 23rd, 2014 at 3:43 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 4-3 over the past week, but averaged only about 2.5 runs per game during that stretch. The pitching has been good, but the offense is still sputtering. Boston now ranks 23rd in the majors in both runs scored (291) and batting average (.242). Yesterday's 7-run explosion...

Boston Red Sox Take Game One Against Yankees, 6-4
June 8th, 2011 at 1:53 AM
***PHOTO2*** Starter Jon Lester struggled through six innings, certified Yankee killer David Ortiz launched a home run into the right field stands, and closer Jonathan Papelbon notched his 200th career save as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees in the first game of their series, 6-4. Papelbon's journey...