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[10/31/2014] Koji Uehara, Hisashi Iwakuma, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Oct.31, 2014 @ 11:17 pm, under MLB
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The MLB released a list of free agents on Thursday. Hiroyuki Nakajima (Athletics), Kyuji Fujikawa (Cubs), Hisashi Iwakuma (Mariners), Daisuke Matsuzaka (Mets), Norichika Aoki (Royals), Hiroki Kuroda (Yankees), and Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees) were included on the list. Fujikawa and Iwakuma have options.

Source: MLB.com 10/30/2014

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The Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara (39) to a two-year deal worth eighteen million US dollars. From ESPN's Gordon Edes:

... The Red Sox signed Uehara before he became eligible to negotiate with other clubs Tuesday. His deal nearly doubles the two-year, $9.25 million contract he signed with the Red Sox before the 2013 season, before he had been identified as the club's closer. It is $2 million less than last's winter's two-year, $20 million deal the Detroit Tigers gave to free agent Joe Nathan, who is perhaps the closest comparison to Uehara, given that he was 38, a year younger than the Japanese right-hander.

... "You're really looking at a guy who has been one of the elite relievers in baseball for several years," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "And again, based on our evaluation at the end of the year and what he did, we did not see any reason why that can't continue.''

... "From a health standpoint, he had a little lower back issue at the end of the year, but that was resolved and wasn't really a concern going forward," Cherington said, making the first mention by any Red Sox official that the pitcher's back had been bothering him.

Source: ESPN 10/30/2014

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Hisashi Iwakuma (33) will be back in Seattle next year. From The Seattle Times' Ryan Divish:

... The Mariners announced that [Iwakuma's] $7 million option for 2015 has been exercised. However, they didn't decide on the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 — 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts — and last season to have the option vest automatically. So there was no decision to be made.

Source: The Seattle Times 10/30/2014

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The Chicago Cubs declined Kyuji Fujikawa's (34) option. From The Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales:

The Chicago Cubs' 40-man roster shrunk to 35 Thursday as reliever Carlos Villanueva filed for free agency, and the team declined the 2015 option on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa.

... Fujikawa will receive a $500,000 buyout and becomes a free agent.

Source: ESPN 10/30/2014

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Daisuke Matsuzaka is planning to return to his home in Boston to begin workouts for next season in November. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2014

[9/26/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Koji Uehara

by on Sep.26, 2014 @ 5:37 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/25 BAL 5
NYY 6
RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .282
Batted eighth. Ks, G4, BB-R[41], G1. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/25 KCR 6
CWS 3
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Batted second. L8, F9, 1B7, Ks. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/25 SEA 7
TOR 5
2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .255
Batted second. Kl, G4, BB-R[31], G6f. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/25 BAL 5
NYY 6
95-68 27 8.0 3 2 2 0 9 2 3.71
Started the game. Left after eight innings with New York up 5-2. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/25
Gm 2
NYM 0
WSN 3
24-15 7 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.89
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with New York down 3-0. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/25 TBR 1
BOS 11
7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 11-1. Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014, Sponichi 9/26/2014

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[9/17/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Sep.17, 2014 @ 3:47 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/16 NYY 1
TBR 6
RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .282
Batted seventh. 1B9 one RBI[20], K (foul tip), F6, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/16 CWS 7
KCR 5
DH 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 .277
Batted second. G6, 1B9-R[59], 1B7-SB[16] (second base), 1B8 one RBI[38], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/16 TOR 2
BAL 8
2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (second base)-R[28], F8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 9/16 BOS 0
PIT 4
17-10 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.56
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 4-0. Allowed a lead-off double to Neil Walker then struck out the next three hitters in a row. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

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[9/13/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Koji Uehara, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 5:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/12
Gm: 1
NYY 1
BAL 2
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 11th. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/12
Gm: 2
NYY 0
BAL 5
RF 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .284
Batted seventh. Ks, BB-CS[3] (second base), Ks. Made a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 4th. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/12 BOS 4
KCR 2
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Batted lead-off. G6, G4, Fo2, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/12 TBR 1
TOR 0
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. F7. Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/12 CHC 3
PIT 7
83-54 23 4.1 9 4 4 2 2 0 3.34
Started the game. Left in the bottom 5th with a runner on third, one out, and Chicago down 3-2. The runner he left on third came around to score after his departure. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: K (missed bunt), Ks. Took the loss. (L, 4-3). Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/12 BOS 4
KCR 2
15-12 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.60
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-2. Picked up a hold. (H, 1). Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014, Sponichi 9/13/2014

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[9/10/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 4:59 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/9 TBR 4
NYY 3
RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .287
Batted seventh. L8, 1B7-R[36], 1B5-SB[12] (second base). Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/9 KCR 2
DET 4
RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Batted lead-off. BB-CS[7] (second base), G5, 1B9, G1, 1B6. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/9 CHC 2
TOR 9
PH-2B 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 .273
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. BB-R[26], 1B9 two RBI[13,14]-R[27]. Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/9 TBR 4
NYY 3
67-45 19 3.1 9 4 4 0 5 1 3.91
Started the game. Left in the 4th with runners on first and second, one out, and New York down 4-0. Took the loss. (L, 10-9). Nikan Sports 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014, Sponichi 9/10/2014

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[9/6/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Tsuyoshi Wada, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 3:46 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/5 KCR 1
NYY 0
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Batted ninth. G5, G5, G6. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/5 KCR 1
NYY 0
RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Batted ninth. G6, 1B8 one RBI[34]-CS[6] (second base), G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/5 TOR 8
BOS 9
2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Batted ninth. G4, G1. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/5 SEA 7
TEX 5
84-61 23 5.1 7 3 3 1 5 0 2.97
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on second, one out, and Seattle up 7-2. Runner later came around to score. Got the win. (W, 14-6). Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/5
SUSP
PIT 3
CHC 3
72-42 17 3.1 3 3 2 1 2 0 2.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 4th (left leg cramp) with a runner on second, one out, and the score tied at two. Runner on second later came around to score. Went 0-for-1 at the plate: F6. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/5 TOR 8
BOS 9
7-6 2 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.09
Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the score tied at six. Left after giving up a one-out single to Edwin Encarnacion. Runner later came around to score. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014

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[9/5/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 3:54 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .284
Batted ninth. 1B7-R[35], Kl, L8(DP). Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/4 TOR 1
TBR 0
PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. Fo5, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
11-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.95
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-3. Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
16-10 3 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 2 2.64
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-3. Surrendered two home runs (Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley) and took the loss. (BS, 5)(L, 6-5). Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

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[9/4/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Sep.04, 2014 @ 5:00 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/3 BOS 1
NYY 5
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Batted ninth. F7, 1B8, L7, G4. Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/3 TEX 1
KCR 4
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Batted lead-off. G5, G1, bG1. Replaced on defense in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Sponichi 9/4/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 9/3 MRO 3
FRI 7
1B 2 1 1 0 0 0   .500
Batted eighth. 1B7-R[1], F3. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 5th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/3 BOS 1
NYY 5
95-73 25 7.0 4 1 1 0 8 0 3.78
Started the game. Left after seven innings with New York up 3-1. Recorded the win. (W, 10-8). (HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Sponichi 9/4/2014, Sponichi 9/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights

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[9/3/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Sep.03, 2014 @ 6:26 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/2 BOS 9
NYY 4
PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Francisco Cervelli in the bottom of the 9th. Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/2 TEX 1
KCR 2
RF 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .266
Batted lead-off. G4, 2B7[17] one RBI, 2B7[18]. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/2 TOR 8
TBR 2
2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Batted seventh. L6, G6, F8. Replaced on defence in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 9/2 BOS 9
NYY 4
18-13 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.36
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 9-3. Served up a lead-off home run to Brian McCann. Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/2 MIL 1
CHC 7
21-13 5 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.32
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Chicago up 7-1. Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014, Sponichi 9/3/2014

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[8/26/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 5:52 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/25 NYY 8
KCR 1
RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .286
Batted eighth. 1B1-R[32], F8, 1B6-R[33], F6. Tied Hank Aaron on the all-time singles list with 2,294 in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/25 BOS 4
TOR 3
2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267
Batted ninth. G3, Kl, G5 (challenged, upheld), G6f. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/25 FRI 1
MRO 5
1B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .259
Batted eighth. Ks, F9, F8, G5.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 8/25 BOS 4
TOR 3
8-5 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, one out, and Boston up 3-0. Allowed three inherited runners to score. (BS, 4) (W, 6-4). Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014, Sponichi 8/26/2014

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