(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Reliever Koji Uehara has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The deal is pending a physical.
In 36 innings pitched for the Texas Rangers last season, Uehara had a 1.75 ERA, striking out 43 batters and posting a .64 WHIP.
The 37-year-old Uehara has pitched the past four seasons in the United States after starting off his career in Japan.
He joins a bullpen that includes Andrew Bailey, Alfredo Aceves, Franklin Morales, Daniel Bard, Junichi Tazawa and Franklin Morales.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Billy Hallowell, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist
Millie Behra, FamilyShare