• Kyodo


Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara threw 33 pitches on Tuesday as he underwent his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list for a right pectoral muscle strain.

“I’m still pitching timidly but that’s inevitable after getting injured,” said Uehara, who suffered the injury during Boston’s 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on July 19 and was sent to the DL the following day.

Manager John Farrell said there was more power than he expected in Uehara’s pitches, adding he is thinking about giving the 41-year-old two more bullpen sessions, with the next on Friday.

“I’ll keep working in the hope I can pitch before the end of the season,” added Uehara, who is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA and six saves in 39 games this season.


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