The Boston Red Sox‘ season has not gone according to script at all. They are now going to have to finish the season without their top reliever in the bullpen. Veteran right-handed closer Koji Uehara will be out for the rest of the season with a fractured wrist per reports.
The veteran closer was struck by a batted ball last Friday night. His injury was originally diagnosed as a sprain and the team was hopeful he would be back in short time. Unfortunately further tests showed his injury to be much more significant than they had imagined.
The Red Sox are expecting him to make a full recovery. The veteran has enjoyed another productive season as he owns a 2.23 ERA with a 10.9 SO/9 ratio against a mere 2.0 BB/9 ratio across 40.1 innings of relief. No timetable has been set for his recovery schedule but the Red Sox are hoping he can be ready by the time of spring training next season as he will enter the final year of his two-year, $18 million deal he inked with the team this past offseason.