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Closer Koji Uehara of Boston Red Sox held out with stiff shoulder - ESPN Boston

He isn’t an ironman.

Uehara said after the game he could have pitched, but didn’t want to risk aggravating the condition. He said he felt the stiffness in the same area he did while playing catch on June 10, 2012, when he was with the Texas Rangers. That injury was described as a strained latissimus dorsi, a muscle in his upper back, and he missed 66 games. After his return on Aug. 26, he made 17 appearances for the Rangers and posted a 1.23 ERA, striking out 21 and walking 1 in 14 2/3 innings.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 12, 2014 at 08:36 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: koji uehara, red sox

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   1. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: April 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM (#4684988)
He isn’t an ironman.

How about Ultraman?
   2. tfbg9 Posted: April 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4684998)
Yeah, the Warning Light has gone from blue to red, not blinking just yet.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: April 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4685040)
Yeah, the Warning Light has gone from blue to red, not blinking just yet.


I disagree. (He posted from his Apocalypse shelter)
   4. BDC Posted: April 12, 2014 at 01:00 PM (#4685041)
He said he felt the stiffness in the same area he did while playing catch on June 10, 2012, when he was with the Texas Rangers

The guy must have a memory like a bull elephant. Wouldn't it be safer to say "on or about" June 10, 2012? Honestly, if I was trying to remember something like that, I'd place it "a coupla years ago" or even "in the early 21st century."
   5. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: April 12, 2014 at 01:21 PM (#4685047)
He probably said "it felt like it did that time I missed 66 games" and the writer did the research.
   6. bobm Posted: April 12, 2014 at 01:44 PM (#4685059)
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article/bos/red-sox-closer-koji-uehara-day-to-day-with-right-shoulder-stiffness?ymd=20140411&content_id=71763600&vkey=news_bos

The Red Sox had to stay away from Koji Uehara in Friday night's 4-2 victory against the Yankees, as the star closer felt some tightness in his right shoulder during pregame activities.

"Just tightness before the game playing catch," Uehara said through an interpreter. "It's difficult to explain, but just tightness. Two years ago, when I was with Texas, I felt the same kind of tightness."

In that case, the injury lingered, and recurred, and Uehara missed extended time.

The Red Sox will do everything in their power to make sure that doesn't happen again. For now, the club will monitor his condition on a daily basis, starting with Saturday afternoon's game against the Yankees.

"I can't tell for sure," Uehara said of when he'll pitch again. "I'd like to be back as soon as possible."
   7. boteman Posted: April 12, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4685133)
Uehara said after the game he could have pitched

...if he wanted to.
   8. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 12, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4685240)
I hope he is traded to another team and is perfectly healthy.

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