Junichi Tazawa

Junichi Tazawa
John Tomase
December 16, 2016 - 6:26 am
Former Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with the Miami Marlins, according to multiple published reports. Tazawa, 30, had spent his entire career with the Red Sox since signing out of Japan in 2008. A key member of the 2013 World Series champions, he...
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Jonathan Papelbon
John Tomase
August 19, 2016 - 7:13 am
The Red Sox had all the pieces in order for a rousing victory on Thursday afternoon in Detroit, but as has so often been the case over the last month, the bullpen wouldn't let it happen. Entrusted with a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning, right-hander Junichi Tazawa once again imploded, opening manager...
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Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate upm Scott Barry on Thursday. (Rick Osentoski/(USA Today Sports)
August 18, 2016 - 12:33 pm
For an August 18th game against two non-division teams, so many question marks surrounded Thursday's matinee vs. the Tigers. How would the Red Sox perform on short rest? Why wouldn't the Tigers move the start time? Would Clay Buchholz implode again? It turns out we should've been asking a different...
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Koji Uehara
Ryan Hannable
July 22, 2016 - 1:03 pm
If you were expected Koji Uehara to return from the disabled list after the 15 days, think again. Manager John Farrell said the reliever received a PRP injection on Friday, which suggests he will be out an extended period of time. Uehara was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a...
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Junichi Tazawa
Ryan Hannable
July 22, 2016 - 11:55 am
As expected, reliever Junichi Tazawa is back on the active 25-man roster as he was activated prior to Friday's game with the Twins. As the corresponding move, Noe Ramirez was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Tazawa was on the disabled list with shoulder impingement since July 14, retroactive to...
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Joe Kelly is getting closer to a return to the Red Sox, but it isn't today. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
July 20, 2016 - 1:09 pm
The Red Sox are dealing with another injury to their bullpen. On Wednesday, Koji Uehara was placed on the 15-day disabled listed with a right pectoral strain and right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled for the sixth time this season. Many wondered why it wasn't Joe Kelly given his recent transition...
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Blake Swihart
Ryan Hannable
July 19, 2016 - 1:10 pm
Although the Red Sox are fairly healthy in terms of their core players, some of their role players are still working their way back from injuries. Left fielder Blake Swihart continues to go through full baseball activities after suffering a severe ankle sprain back on June 4. Manager John Farrell...
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Junichi Tazawa
Ryan Hannable
July 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm
Junichi Tazawa needs to go on the disabled list after all. On Thursday the Red Sox placed the reliever on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement retroactive to July 4. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher William Cuevas was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket...
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Eduardo Rodriguez will start for the Red Sox Friday night in New York. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
July 10, 2016 - 8:37 am
The Red Sox will get two starting pitchers back in their rotation coming out of the All-Star break -- Eduardo Rodriguez and Clay Buchholz. Rodriguez will start Friday night in New York, as he's appeared in two games with the PawSox since being sent back down in late June. He threw seven shutout...
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The Red Sox did get some good news on Brock Holt as his ankle injury doesn't appear to be serious. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
July 09, 2016 - 10:16 am
There's no question, the Red Sox are working through some injuries right now, but for most, the news is better than it is for Craig Kimbrel . Brock Holt suffered a sprained ankle when he jammed his foot sliding into second base Friday night. He left the game and was in a walking boot afterwards,...
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