Red Sox pitcher Uehara undergoes MRI on shoulder, ready to rejoin team


Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara underwent an MRI scan on his pitching shoulder on Monday, and the team announced that no issues were found with the joint.

The 39-year-old right-handed closer, who felt stiffness in his shoulder prior to Friday’s game against the New York Yankees, will rejoin the Red Sox for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. His availability in the bullpen will depend on how his shoulder feels.

On Sunday, Uehara said he had been able to throw better than expected after doing some long toss in practice at Yankee Stadium.