RP - FA
Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his second save of the season.
He is a quality reliever but his most likely fantasy value comes from holds in leagues that reward those.
Koji Uehara came into a bases loaded mess in the ninth inning and recorded three outs to pick up the save in a 9-5 victory. He did allow an inherited runner to score but that does not count against him in most fantasy formats.
Wade Davis is in no danger outside of getting injured at the moment but Uehara should pick up some holds if your league counts them.
Koji Uehara took the loss as he faced four batters while recording zero outs. He would be credited with three runs allowed (two earned).
Here is a public service announcement for fantasy owners in leagues that reward holds or in leagues where you have the roster space to roster a player to help your ratios. Take advantage of any overreaction by the owner of Uehara. This is a heck of a good RP in terms of holds and the ratios.
Koji Uehara signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs for $6 million.
Uehara had spent a majority of his career pitching in the AL East, so the move to Chicago and the NL should only help his totals. He's been impressive during his time in America, and if he continues to produce he could be useful for fantasy purposes regardless of his late-inning role. That being said, he's not expected to be the team's closer out of the gate with fellow offseason acquisition Wade Davis expected to fill that role.
Koji Uehara picked up his seventh save of the season, helping the Boston Red Sox to defeat the New York Yankees on Sunday. He pitched 1.0 innings, striking out one and giving up one hit.
Uehara looks to be in decent shape as the Boston Red Sox head toward the postseason. He will likely not be much of a fantasy factor because it is so late in the season.