Red Sox interested in re-signing closer Koji Uehara

Thursday September 18th, 2014

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the team is interested in re-signing veteran reliever Koji Uehara.

Uehara was removed from the team’s closer role after blowing three saves in a span of six games earlier this month. Uehara, 39, is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. 

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“It hasn’t changed interest on our part in having him here,” Cherington said, according to “He went through a stretch, which he’s been through before, and the nice thing about Koji is he’s as accountable as anyone and acknowledges it and usually has a pretty good handle on what’s going on.”

For the season, Uehara has a 6-5 record with a 2.56 ERA and 26 saves in 31 opportunities.

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