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Ailing Sox closer Koji Uehara may be sent back for exam

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NEW YORK — Koji Uehara was not available to the Red Sox on Saturday and may soon be sent back to Boston to have his sore right shoulder examined.

The closer felt stiffness in his shoulder during a pre-game throwing session on Friday night and did not pitch the ninth inning of the game. Edward Mujica finished off a 4-2 victory against the Yankees.

“We haven’t gotten to the point of any roster move with him. We’re still gathering the information. We’ll look to put him through a little bit of a throwing program [Sunday]. That’s the next step,” manager John Farrell said. “Right now still unavailable.”

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