It’s almost baseball season in the United States!
Rumors that Japanese baseball player Koji Uehara might be on track to miss Opening Day have started to surface.
Uehara has been out with a strained hamstring for a few days now, and with no date set for his return to the mound, the Red Sox’s closing pitcher is uncertain whether or not he’ll be ready to go come Opening Day. According to Uehara and Red Sox manager John Farrell, the injury isn’t necessarily serious one, but they will be careful this early in the season.
If Uehara has to begin the season on the disabled list, it could be a big loss for the Red Sox. Even with some struggles late in 2014, Uehara has been a big help to the bullpen.
Baseball doesn’t wait for injury and the show must continue. So will the Red Sox need to find someone to take his place when the game is on the line in the ninth? Who can they ask to take over for Koji when the need arises, both in April and for the rest of the year? We will have to wait and see!