Koji Uehara Added To AL All-Star Roster, Replaces Masahiro Tanaka

by abournenesn

Jul 9, 2014

The Boston Red Sox will officially be sending two players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.

As expected, closer Koji Uehara was added to the American League roster Wednesday, replacing the injured Masahiro Tanaka, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees shortly before the league made the announcement.

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Uehara will join left-handed starter Jon Lester at Target Field on July 15.

The closer has recorded 18 saves this season, compiling a 4-2 record with a 1.30 ERA. The 39-year-old has racked up 52 strikeouts while giving up only six walks over 41 2/3 innings.

This marks the first All-Star selection for Uehara.

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