Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Baseball / MLB Jan 21, 2016

Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Right-hander Junichi Tazawa re-signed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday on a one-year $3.375 million deal after avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 61 games last season for his third straight year with 60-plus games, originally demanded $4.15 million while his team counter-offered ...

Baseball / MLB Jan 16, 2016

Tazawa, Red Sox can't agree on deal

Japanese right-hander Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox have failed to reach an agreement on a salary for next season after the two sides exchanged arbitration figures on Friday. Tazawa was among the 156 players who filed for arbitration on Jan. 12 and is ...

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

Baseball / MLB Dec 9, 2015

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

by Jim Allen

With the haggling for posted Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda set to start, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings that the two-time Sawamura Award winner was an intriguing option for big league clubs. "We looked at the video. ...

Baseball / MLB Aug 18, 2015

Uehara won't pitch again this season

Koji Uehara is officially out for the season after being told by the Boston Red Sox on Monday that he would not be pitching this year. The Red Sox said last week that Uehara would miss the rest of the season with a broken right ...

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Baseball / MLB Aug 5, 2015

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs in six-plus innings to earn his eighth win, and the New York Yankees turned the game into a rout after he left, beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Tuesday. Before 48,522 at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (8-4) was razor sharp ...

Baseball / MLB Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox to retire Pedro's No. 45

The Boston Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45 to honor the Hall of Famer's career with the team. Martinez, who was voted into the Hall in January, will be inducted into the Cooperstown, New York, shrine July 26. His number will be retired ...

Baseball / MLB Feb 20, 2015

Tazawa preparing for seventh MLB season

A day after arriving at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility for the start of his seventh pro season, Junichi Tazawa happily played catch with fellow Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara on Thursday. "I'm on track right now," Tazawa said. "What's important is that I ...

Baseball / MLB Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when he ...