Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that Uehara has been temporarily moved out of the closer’s role on Friday, and Edward Mujica will now have the honors of closing out games for Boston.
Farrell said Uehara, who blew his third save in his last five chances Thursday night in New York, will get a few days off and then pitch in “lower-leverage” situations.
“He was understanding and understands the reason for it,” said Farrell "
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BOSTON (AP) -- Koji Uehara has been removed temporarily from his closer's role with the Boston Red Sox. The move comes one day after Uehara allowed solo homers by Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley in the ninth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 5-4 ...Read more
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