Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:25:57 -0800
Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:59:42 -0800
The Boston Red Sox will offer 2015 contracts to OF Daniel Nava and RP Junichi Tazawa.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:41:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa will be the primary setup man after RP Andrew Miller was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles, according to manager John Farrell. The rest of the bullpen roles need to be sorted out.
Fantasy Tip: This was kind of expected. Tazawa is now next in line to take over the ninth-inning duties should Koji Uehara be injured. Tazawa, even without being a closer, can be useful to owners looking to improve their ERA and WHIP.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:10:11 -0800
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said RPs Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa could wait another 10 days before pitching in a spring training game because of the number of games they appeared in last season.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:18:36 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz will not pitch until their second turn in the spring training rotation because of the appearances they made during the playoffs. RPs Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow and Edward Mujica will also be used cautiously during spring training.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:16:17 -0800
The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with RP Junichi Tazawa Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million deal.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:35:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he will continue to use RPs Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow and Brandon Workman in the eighth inning depending on which reliever is well rested.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:24:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, July 24, to fix a torn capsule, damage to his labrum and a strain of one of the muscles of his rotator cuff. The estimated recovery time is 12 months.
Fantasy Tip: Bailey's injury woes continue to affect his fantasy value. Koji Uehara doesn't really have anyone challenging him for save chances anytime soon, unless the BoSox go out and acquire another bullpen contributor before the trade deadline. Junichi Tazawa and Matt Thornton become even more important in setup roles now.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:06:13 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey was an option to close on Sunday, July 7, manager John Farrell said. Bailey is the first reliever Farrell mentioned when asked who would be available to fill in for RP Koji Uehara, whom Farrell wanted to avoid using in that contest if possible. Farrell elaborated, saying that he'd like to get the game to RP Junichi Tazawa and Bailey late. Bailey recorded more than three outs in a game this season for the first time on Saturday, July 6, and he's improving. When asked if he'd like to see Uehara back in a setup role, Farrell responded, "Koji in the eighth or the ninth, depending on who else is available to close out games."
Fantasy Tip: The story also points out that Farrell stated Bailey's return to dominance would allow everyone to slide back into their normal roles. It's becoming kind of clear that the skipper wants to see Bailey back in the ninth, so fantasy owners should tuck him away where available.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:02:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller (foot) will undergo season-ending surgery on his foot.
Fantasy Tip: This is a blow to the BoSox's bullpen, but thankfully, Junichi Tazawa has performed well against lefties as well. Koji Uehara remains the team's closer, but Andrew Bailey is gaining steam and could be the primary setup man soon if he continues to pitch well.