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Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

Reports: Koji Uehara agrees to one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cubs

It appears Koji Uehara’s tenure with the Red Sox has come to an end.

The former Red Sox closer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The details of the deal were first reported by Nikkan Sports in Japan, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reported the agreement.

Uehara, 41, had 79 saves and a 2.19 ERA in four seasons in Boston. He served as the Red Sox closer from 2013 to 2015 before Craig Kimbrel took over the role in 2016.

The Red Sox acquired bullpen help earlier in the week when they obtained righthanded reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers

BASEBALL SHOW PODCAST: Could Andrew Benintendi overtake Aaron Judge for Rookie of the Year?

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BASEBALL SHOW PODCAST: Could Andrew Benintendi overtake Aaron Judge for Rookie of the Year?

0:14 - With Aaron Judge slumping since the All-Star break and Andrew Benintendi on a hot streak, Lou Merloni, Evan Drellich, and Dan Shaughnessy discuss if Benintendi could overtake Judge for Rookie of the Year by the end of the season.

3:55 - Red Sox owner John Henry says that he would like to change the name of Yawkey Way. Should they change the name and if so, what should they rename the street?

9:12 - Merloni, Drellich, and Shaughnessy talk about Rafael Devers and how impressive he has been in his short time in the major leagues.

13:21 - Could David Price be out for the remainder of the season? Lou Merloni thinks it is possible now that Price has hit a snag in his rehab.

15:24 - Rick Porcello seems to have gained some confidence. The guys on The Baseball Show discuss where in the rotation Porcello might be pitching in the playoffs.