the republic logo

Red Sox closer Uehara still out because of shoulder stiffness, could return to Boston for exam

Share/Save/Bookmark

NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is still out because of stiffness in his right shoulder and it's uncertain when he will be able to pitch again.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Uehara was unavailable for Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium. Uehara felt discomfort during warmups Friday night before a 4-2 win over New York.

Uehara has said he doesn't think the problem is a serious one.

Farrell said there's a chance Uehara would return to Boston for an exam. Farrell said it's too early to predict whether the right-hander would need to go on the disabled list.

Uehara will try to follow his normal pregame routine on Sunday by throwing at a distance of 200 feet.

The 39-year-old Uehara starred last season as Boston won the World Series title. He has not allowed a run in five games this year, recording two saves while pitching five innings.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.