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It should be Tazawa time

Red Sox name Koji Uehara closer for now, but Junichi Tazawa would be best fit

Updated: June 21, 2013, 8:01 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Needing a closer a month ago when both Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey were hurt, John Farrell settled on Junichi Tazawa, an assignment that lasted just a few days until Bailey came back from a biceps tendinitis injury.

With Bailey now pitching his way out of the job, Farrell announced Friday in Detroit that the team is turning to Koji Uehara, who has previous closing experience in both Japan and in the big leagues, having saved 13 games for a noncontending Orioles team in ...

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