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Red Sox | Koji Uehara close to vesting option

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara has a $4.25 million vesting option in his contract for next season that will vest if he makes one more appearance this year, according to a league source. Uehara is at 54 appearances this season. He has 12 saves and a 1.35 ERA with 74 strikeouts and just nine walks in 53 1/3 innings. He hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 18 outings.

Fantasy Tip: Uehara has been a pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners this season. If he finishes out the season strong, there's a chance that he could be in consideration to open next year as the team's closer.

2013-08-12 13:39:57 | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

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