Source: Red Sox Agree to Contract With Koji Uehara


0  Updated at 1:43 am, December 7th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(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.

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