Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured wrist after being hit by a line drive Friday. The 40-year-old was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture.
Uehara closes out the season with 25 saves and a 2.23 ERA in 40 innings. He held opponents to a .188 batting average and posted a 47/9 K/BB ratio. It was a great season especially for a player at his age.
The right-hander is under contract through 2016 and is owed $9 million next season. Junichi Tazawa will take over his duties as the closer.