It's unclear whether he will be the team's full-time closer moving forward, or if he's been tabbed for duty Friday. Uehara had the most experience of all the candidates the team was reportedly discussing. In 30 innings, Uehara has a 2.10 ERA. He's saved 15 games over his career.
Masterson has been on the disabled list since July 8 because of right knee soreness. He went 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts before the injury. He will make his second minor-league rehab start Friday at Triple-A Columbus.
"We told him to get after it. We think that would be good for him. Just to get after it, let it fly and see how far he could carry that into the game," manager Terry Francona said.
Hughes was forced out of Thursday's start against the White Sox after taking an Adam Dunn liner off the leg in the fourth inning. He allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out four over three innings of work before the injury. His status remains uncertain for Wednesday's start at Kansas City.
Hughes allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out four over three innings of work before the injury. He owns a 4.03 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 21 starts (131 2/3 innings). He now remains uncertain for his next start, Wednesday at Kansas City.
Tejada was hit in the head by a pitch during Wednesday's game, and sat out Thursday. The injury is not considered serious, and manager Terry Collins was just trying to be cautious with his shortstop. "We thought we’d give him one more day just as a precaution," Collins said. "He feels great. Said he could play, but we’ll just give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."
Tejada is hitting .235 over 260 at-bats.
Pagan is attempting to come back from a back injury. He may be able to return for the club's next road trip, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The team's next road trip begins August 1. Pagan was hitting .307/.356/.411 over 241 at-bats prior to the injury.
Adrianza reinjured his hamstring during Thursday's game. Manager Bruce Bochy said he expects Adrianza to be placed on the disabled list Friday. Adrianza is hitting .234 in 94 at-bats.
Bourn has been sidelined since July 5 with the injury and remains without a timetable. He will likely need a rehab stint in the minors. Before the injury, he batted .267 with three homers, 21 RBI, 37 runs scored and seven steals in 285 at-bats.