Baseball / MLB Dec 9, 2016

Cubs hammer out deal with free-agent pitcher Uehara: reports

Boston Red Sox free agent Koji Uehara is close to signing with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. According to reports by media including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, CBS Sports and Boston Herald, Uehara and the National League club ...

Uehara parting ways with Red Sox

Baseball / MLB Dec 7, 2016

Uehara parting ways with Red Sox

Free agent reliever Koji Uehara's agent said Tuesday the 41-year-old pitcher can expect a strong market for his services after the Boston Red Sox handed his job to someone else. His agent, Mark Pieper, said he was having "serious discussions" with at least six big ...

Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

Baseball / MLB Oct 12, 2016

Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

The Boston Red Sox sound convinced that 41-year-old Koji Uehara can pitch, but the question is how they go about keeping the free agent right-handed reliever. "Koji's done an unbelievable job for this organization," president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told a news conference ...

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Baseball / MLB Aug 24, 2016

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

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 ...

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Baseball / MLB Jul 20, 2016

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara left the mound due to muscle pain on Tuesday, when he retired one batter in the ninth in a 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Uehara struck out Brandon Belt looking to open the inning. After his first ...

Former Red Sox reliever Okajima retires

Baseball / MLB Jul 18, 2016

Former Red Sox reliever Okajima retires

Former Boston reliever Hideki Okajima called it a career on Monday and will throw out the ceremonial opening pitch for the Red Sox against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11. Okajima, 40, had an invitation to spring training on a minor league contract with ...