Koji Uehara News Archive
Uehara's appearance in Friday night's win over the Royals was his first since Sept. 4. He retired the side in the eighth inning on 15 pitches, 12 for strikes.
Uehara is expected to be available in low-leverage situations beginning Thursday in Kansas City, the Boston Globe reports.
Uehara has been removed as the Red Sox's closer.
Uehara could be shut down for the season, WEEI.com reports. Uehara, who gave up two homers in a blown save Thursday, has allowed 10 runs in his last 4.2 innings.
Uehara struggled again Thursday, giving up a pair of solo homers to suffer a blown save against the Yankees.
Uehara pitched for the first time in eight days Tuesday night. He allowed a homer to the first batter faced in a win over the Yankees.
Manager John Farrell said Sunday that he'd look to reduce Uehara's usage in September, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox have no plans to shut down the struggling Uehara, the Providence Journal reports. Boston's closer has allowed an earned run or inherited runners to score in four straight appearances.
Uehara (6-4) blew a second straight save opportunity Monday night in an extra-inning win over Toronto. He was credited with the win after Boston's offense picked him up in extra innings.
Uehara was tagged for five runs on five hits, walking one and striking out one while recording just two outs in a 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Friday night.