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Koji Uehara has 2014 vesting option

Updated: August 12, 2013, 4:29 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has a previously undisclosed $4.25 million vesting option in his contract for 2014 that will be exercised if the 38-year-old makes one more appearance this season, a league source told ESPNBoston.com.

The Red Sox announced Uehara's contract last December as a one-year, $4.25 million deal with neither a player nor a team option. As it turns out, there was a vesting option in which an additional year would be guaranteed if he made 55 appearances in ...

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