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Boston Red Sox lose closer Koji Uehara for rest of season

Boston Red Sox lose closer Koji Uehara for rest of season

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season because of a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler on the final out of Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox right-hander stuck his arm out to deflect the ball, then retrieved it and made the play at first base. "I consider my whole body to be the glove once I release the ball," Uehara told reporters in Detroit after the game. Although initial X-rays were negative, Uehara returned to Boston ahead of the team for more tests. The team said Monday that he was diagnosed with a non-displaced distal radius fracture in his right wrist. A Red Sox...

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