Baseball / MLB Dec 16, 2016

Tazawa reaches deal with Marlins

Free agent right-hander Junichi Tazawa has agreed to a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins, the National League club said Thursday. The deal worth $12 million is pending a physical exam, according to, and, once official, will make the 30-year-old Tazawa the second Japanese ...

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 ...

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 ...

Baseball / MLB Jul 9, 2016

Boston reliever Tazawa sidelined with shoulder pain

Boston Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa is out indefinitely after complaining of right shoulder discomfort, the team said Friday. Tazawa missed Boston's 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. The middle reliever has pitched in a team-high 35 games this year with a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Uehara, Tazawa visit White House as Obama honors BoSox

Baseball / MLB Apr 2, 2014

Uehara, Tazawa visit White House as Obama honors BoSox

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa were honored with their 2013 World Series champion teammates in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. U.S. President Barack Obama delivered remarks from a South Lawn podium with members of the championship ...