Koji Uehara has shoulder stiffness

Updated: April 12, 2014, 11:42 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, who had been unscored upon in his first five appearances this season after a historic performance in 2013, reported some stiffness in his right shoulder after playing long toss with fellow Japanese reliever Junichi Tazawa and was kept out of Friday night's game against the New York Yankees.

Manager John Farrell said he did not believe the injury, located in the back of the shoulder, to be serious, saying that the 39-year-old Uehara had not ...

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