Koji Uehara#19, RP, Boston
- April 3, 1975
- Birth Place:
- Osaka, Japan
- Undrafted Signed by the Baltimore Orioles
— Player Notes
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 JournalTue, Jul 26 Rotoworld
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 TwitterSat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
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.Rotoworld
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.comWed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
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.Rotoworld
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
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 BostonTue, Jul 19 Rotoworld
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 TwitterTue, Jul 19 Rotoworld
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|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|
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