The Red Sox have gotten a little bit of good news regarding Koji Uehara.
The team announced on Monday that an MRI on the 39-year-old's shoulder revealed no structural damage. Uehara, who reported stiffness in his shoulder while playing long toss before Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium, hasn't pitched since last Wednesday and it was feared he may need to go on the disabled list. The latest news, however, may mean the Sox' closer will be back in action sooner rather than later.
Uehara felt better than expected when playing long toss on Sunday.
In the meantime, Edward Mujica has taken over the closer's role.