Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

Aug 11, 2015 12:54 AM by Ross Field

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.

Uehara was hit by a line drive in Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. He was diagnosed with a broken bone, and the team said on Monday he will be placed on the disabled list. The Red Sox said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Uehara was the closer for Boston's 2013 World Series title, getting the final outs in the Game 6 clincher against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is 2-4 with a 2.23 ERA and 25 saves in 27 opportunities this season.

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