Monday, August 10, 2015

Uehara Headed To 15-Day Disabled List; Kelly To Close?

The Red Sox will announce this afternoon that closer Koji Uehara is headed to the 15-day disabled list. There is no further word on the nature or extent of his hand/wrist injury or the corresponding roster move that will be made. There is some speculationcompletely unfounded at this point—that Joe Kelly may emerge in the closer role until Uehara can return. Kelly clearly has the velocity and stuff to close—and his personality is certainly goofy enough for the role. Kelly does have dominant innings, but tends to fade in the middle of his starts.