Source: Koji Uehara to Red Sox

Updated: December 7, 2012, 9:22 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox and free-agent reliever Koji Uehara struck an agreement on a one-year, $4.25 million deal Thursday, according to a major league source.

The deal is pending a physical.

The 37-year-old Uehara was one of the best relievers in baseball last season for the Texas Rangers, sporting a 1.75 ERA, a 0.64 WHIP and 43 strikeouts (compared to just three walks) in 36 innings. His 14.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the third best in the majors since 1900 (minimum 35 innings ...

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