New Red Sox closer: Koji Uehara
After removing the struggling Andrew Bailey from the role of closer, the Red Sox needed to name a new one. And it's Koji Uehara.
Uehara, 38, has 15 career saves -- 13 of which came with the Orioles in 2010 -- and has primarily been a setup man throughout his five-year career. This season, he has a 2.10 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 30 innings, so he appears an excellent choice.
Bailey desperately needed a break from the closer's role after blowing three saves in his past five outings with a 15.75 ERA and 3.25 WHIP in four innings.