'Everything points' to Uehara being available to pitch

'Everything points' to Uehara being available to pitch
July 2, 2014, 5:15 pm
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BOSTON -- It appears as though Koji Uehara will be available to pitch on Wednesday night against the Cubs after taking a loss in the Red Sox's 2-1 defeat Tuesday.

After the game Uehara told reporters he was feeling "a little bit of fatigue," but he did not suggest that he would need time off. 

"Everything points to him being available, yes," manager John Farrell said before Wednesday's game.

Farrell went on to explain that if there were any real concerns with Uehara's health or with the number of innings he's pitched, the team would not hesitate to keep him out.

"There's been times when he's expressed that with some regularity of use," Farrell said. "Can't say that he's been over-used. But the one thing that Koji has been very clear at is every time he does feel something . . . he's expressive. We would never do anything to put him in harm's way."

Uehara allowed the game-winning run in the ninth inning against the Cubs on Tuesday after giving up back-to-back hits and a sac fly to Luis Valbuena. In his last seven outings, Uehara has given up four earned runs.