Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara will be on the disabled list for the remainder of the 2015 season with a fractured right wrist.

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Uehara on DL for Rest of Season

Monday, August 10

The Red Sox announced that Uehara suffered a non-displaced distal radius fracture against the Detroit Tigers this past Friday.    

Uehara suffered the injury on a ball hit right back to him by Ian Kinsler in the ninth inning of Friday’s 7-2 win over the Tigers. The 40-year-old closer still tossed the ball to first with his throwing hand to record the last out.

The team also noted that it expects Uehara will fully recover, and it’s sensible for Boston to shelve him at this point anyway. Entering Monday’s games, the Red Sox had the worst winning percentage in the American League, far out of the wild-card race the rest of the AL East is still contending for.

With just one year remaining on his contract, Uehara will want to be as fit as possible for the 2016 campaign, when the Red Sox can hopefully bounce back. He ought to continue a high level of play if this year was any indication, as he converted 25 of 27 save chances with a 2.23 ERA and 0.92 WHIP.

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