There's an old saying in baseball. You can never have enough pitching.
And while the Boston Red Sox still need starting pitching, they have added yet another righty to the bullpen mix.
Uehara spent the 2012 season with Texas Rangers after being traded there mid-season in 2011 by the Baltimore Orioles. In 37 games last year, Uehara had no record with a 1.75 ERA (7 ER/36 IP).
In 157 career games over four seasons, he is 4-9 with a 2.89 ERA and 0.921 WHIP which is pretty darn good.
Personally, I think this is a great signing.
Uehara has pitched in the AL East before and understands the rigors. And he gives the Red Sox a reliable setup man in front of closer Andrew Bailey. Of course the same thing was said about Mark Melancon last year. So we'll have to see.
Either way, great pickup by GM Ben Cherington.
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