Monday, January 22, 2018

Former Sox P Koji Uehara Seeking One Final Season

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Koji Uehara, who baffled hitters on his way to a 2013 World Series ring with the Red Sox, is looking for one more year in the major leagues. The soon-to-be-43-year-old reliever says he will not accept a minor-league deal, and if he doesn't catch on in the bigs, he'll retire. Either way, 2018 would be his final year as a professional baseball player. Said Uehara, "I want to play this year, for one more year. If I get a contract, I'm more than 90 percent certain that this will be the end. I'll retire if I'm only offered a minor league deal." If healthy, Uehara could probably help a number of teams at the back end of their bullpens. We wish Koji the Best!