Sox add Koji Uehara to bullpen
The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Koji Uehara, according to a league source.
The 37-year-old righthander had a 1.75 ERA and a 0.639 WHIP in 37 games for Texas last season. He struck out 43 and walked three. The deal is pending a physical.
The Red Sox have coveted Uehara for years, and he projects as a late-inning option for them.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday he had tried to re-sign Uehara before he decided to accept Boston’s offer.