Red Sox re-signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18 million contract.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there "have been preliminary talks" between the Red Sox and Koji Uehara, but "the sides aren’t close to a deal."
According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have not decided whether they'll tender a qualifying offer to free agent Koji Uehara.
Koji Uehara will be available out of the bullpen for the start of a four-game series in Kansas City that starts on Thursday.
Koji Uehara threw a bullpen session Tuesday and will throw another one in the coming days.
Koji Uehara will get at least a couple of days off after giving up two homers to blow a save and take a loss Thursday against the Yankees.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated after Thursday's game that the team could eventually shut Koji Uehara down.
Koji Uehara surrendered a pair of ninth-inning solo home runs, blowing the save and taking the loss on Thursday against the Yankees.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that the team has no plans to shut down Koji Uehara.
While he didn't give up any runs of his own, Koji Uehara blew another save after giving up a two-run double Monday against the Blue Jays.
Koji Uehara suffered a complete meltdown Friday, allowing five runs while recording two outs in a blown save against the Mariners.
Koji Uehara worked around a one-out single to pick up his 26th save as the Red Sox picked up a 3-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Koji Uehara struck out two in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 25th save of the season against the Angels on Sunday.
Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox are unlikely to trade closer Koji Uehara.