Koji Uehara

#19, RP, Boston
Koji Uehara
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    195
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    April 3, 1975
  • Birth Place:
    Osaka, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Baltimore Orioles
  • W
    2
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    4.50
  • K
    51
  • BB
    9


Player Notes
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday that there's no clear timetable for Koji Uehara's return from his strained right pectoral muscle.

Advice: "The injury is unusual. There’s not a lot of track record on this one," said Dombrowski. "So I do not have any idea. I know he’ll be out 15 days, but I can’t tell you if it’s going to be soon after that or long after that." Uehara suffered the injury last Tuesday and received a platelet-rich plasma on Friday to help with the healing process. The Red Sox are hopeful he'll be able to return this season, but his status is up in the air right now. The recently-acquired Brad Ziegler is filling in at closer right now, but Craig Kimbrel (knee) is expected to return next week.

More: Providence Journal

Tue, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that he is "hopeful" Koji Uehara (pectoral) can return this season.

Advice: Which of course means it's possible he will not return this season. Uehara was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a strained pectoral, a unique injury for a pitcher. He got platelet-rich plasma treatment on Friday to try to expedite the healing. "There is no number of days that says Koji's going to put a ball back in his hand," Farrell told reporters Saturday. "He’s just getting past the soreness." Brad Ziegler is now serving as the primary closer in Boston with Craig Kimbrel (knee) also on the shelf.

More: Evan Drellich on Twitter

Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara (pectoral) has been given a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Advice: The hope is that it will help speed up the healing process with Uehara's right pectoral strain. At the moment, there's no timetable for the reliever's return.

More: Brian MacPherson on Twitter

Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Koji Uehara's pectoral strain is "a unique injury for a pitcher."

Advice: Uehara underwent an MRI on Wednesday, but his outlook for the future remains somewhat uncertain. Said Farrell, "It obviously confirms a strain. To what extent? We’re still getting our arms around that. This is a unique injury for a pitcher. I guess the best thing I can tell you is the MRI does confirm the strain." He went on to say that it is too early to place a timetable on Uehara's return. For a 41-year-old pitcher, that is less-than-encouraging news.

More: WEEI.com

Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara (pectoral) is undergoing an MRI.

Advice: Uehara hit the disabled list with a right pectoral strain on Wednesday. The Red Sox expect to have a more clear idea of the severity of his injury and a potential timetable for his return once the MRI results come back. With Uehara, Craig Kimbrel (knee) and Junichi Tazawa (shoulder) all on the disabled list, the recently acquired Brad Ziegler is expected to receive the bulk of save opportunities until the bullpen regains some semblance of health.

More: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter

Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Red Sox placed RHP Koji Uehara on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

Advice: Uehara suffered the injury Tuesday night against the Giants. This could be a lengthy absence for the 41-year-old right-hander, who had been filling in at closer for the Red Sox. That job should now fall to Brad Ziegler, who's made three scoreless appearances since joining Boston from Arizona. Ziegler has a 2.61 ERA for the year.

Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara has been diagnosed with a strained right pectoral muscle.

Advice: "I can't tell you at this time how much time Koji will miss," manager John Farrell said. But it figures to involve a 15-day disabled list stint at the very least. Uehara strained the pectoral muscle Tuesday night in the ninth inning of Boston's 4-0 win over the visiting Giants. He had been filling in at closer for the Red Sox, who may now have to turn to newcomer Brad Ziegler. There will be a reevaluation of the entire situation Wednesday.

More: ESPN Boston

Tue, Jul 19 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara left Tuesday's game against the Giants with an apparent right shoulder injury.

Advice: Uehara summoned a trainer after his seventh pitch of the ninth inning and walked off holding his throwing shoulder. This type of thing doesn't usually turn out well. Look for an update soon from Boston.

More: Sean McAdam on Twitter

Tue, Jul 19 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Thursday, July 28

Head-to-head vs. LA Angels

Head-to-head vs. LA Angels
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. LAA 28 1 0 3 4 1 7 0 0 32.2 27 11 10 5 6 36 2.76 1.01 .216
Away (this year) 18 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 17.2 8 6 6 3 4 24 3.06 0.68 .133
Night (this year) 24 0 1 2 3 1 8 0 0 22.1 21 13 13 7 5 34 5.24 1.16 .241
Last game vs. LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 19 SF W 4-0 - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 2 12 36.0 4.50
Jul 16 @NYY W 5-2 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 2 12 35.2 4.54
Jul 15 @NYY W 5-3 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 2 12 34.2 4.67
Jul 9 TB W 4-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 2 12 33.2 4.81
Jul 8 TB W 6-5 SV 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 2 12 32.2 4.96
Jul 4 TEX W 12-5 - 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 2 12 31.2 4.83
Jul 3 LAA W 10-5 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 12 31.1 4.60
Jul 1 LAA W 5-4 HLD 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 12 30.1 4.75
Jun 28 @TB W 8-2 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 11 29.1 4.91
Jun 27 @TB L 7-13 - 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 11 28.1 5.08
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2009 BAL 12 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 66.2 71 33 30 7 12 48 4.05 1.25 .270
2010 BAL 43 0 1 2 13 2 6 0 0 44.0 37 15 14 5 5 55 2.86 0.95 .220
2011 BAL 43 0 1 1 0 1 13 0 0 47.0 25 9 9 6 8 62 1.72 0.70 .152
2011 TEX 22 0 1 2 0 0 9 0 0 18.0 13 8 8 5 1 23 4.00 0.78 .191
2012 TEX 37 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 36.0 20 7 7 4 3 43 1.75 0.64 .160
2013 BOS 73 0 4 1 21 3 13 0 0 74.1 33 10 9 5 9 101 1.09 0.57 .130
2014 BOS 64 0 6 5 26 5 1 0 0 64.1 51 18 18 10 8 80 2.52 0.92 .216
2015 BOS 43 0 2 4 25 2 0 0 0 40.1 28 14 10 3 9 47 2.23 0.92 .188
2016 BOS 39 0 2 3 6 2 12 0 0 36.0 28 18 18 8 9 51 4.50 1.03 .209
Totals 376 12 19 22 92 15 61 0 0 426.2 306 132 123 53 64 510 2.59 0.87 .196
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 BAL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Totals 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 BAL 12 P 12 66 0 5 5 0 1 1.000
2010 BAL 43 P 0 44 2 5 3 0 0 1.000
2011 BAL 43 P 0 47 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2011 TEX 22 P 0 18 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2012 TEX 37 P 0 36 4 6 1 1 0 .833
2013 BOS 73 P 0 74 2 9 7 0 0 1.000
2014 BOS 64 P 0 64 3 10 7 0 0 1.000
2015 BOS 43 P 0 40 2 4 2 0 0 1.000
2016 BOS 39 P 0 36 1 6 4 1 0 .833
Totals 376 P 12 426 16 51 33 2 1 .961