Junichi TazawaBoston Red Sox
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa avoids arbitration|
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:42:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Though he posted his highest ERA (4.14) and WHIP (1.33) since becoming a regular member of Boston's bullpen, Tazawa had a fine showing in 2015, continuing to solidify himself as a fine set-up man. He averages about a strikeout per inning annually and is a good bet to rack up a considerable number of holds.
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|Red Sox | Koji Uehara moving to eighth inning|
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:05:19 -0800
Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara will move to an eighth-inning role after the Red Sox acquired RP Craig Kimbrel Friday, Nov. 13. RP Junichi Tazawa will handle the seventh inning. Uehara finished last year on the disabled list with a broken right wrist.
Fantasy Tip: Uehara will lose the majority of his fantasy appeal now without consistent save chances. Like Tazawa in a non-closing role, Uehara may still have some fleeting appeal for his peripherals in the deeper AL-only formats or as a handcuff to Kimbrel.
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa shut down|
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:51:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: You can safely drop Tazawa if you own in in a deeper league. He likely won't be in the running for save opportunities next year, especially after struggling in the closer role for a short period after Koji Uehara was shut down this year. However, he can still be useful in much deeper leagues for his role as a setup man.
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|Red Sox | Jean Machi named closer for BOS|
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:09:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Entering play Sunday, Aug. 30, Machi was 1-0 with a 1.39 ERA and three saves through 46 games this season. He should be grabbed in AL-only and deep mixed leagues if you are desperate for saves.
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa remains closer|
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:56:04 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa blew the save against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 23, but interim manager Torey Lovullo said Tazawa will remain the team's closer. However, Lovullo said he's likely to give Tazawa a rest Monday, Aug. 24, after he threw 30 pitches Sunday. Opponents are hitting .293 against him in his career when he's pitched in the ninth inning, but they're hitting just .220 against Tazawa in the eighth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Tazawa deserves to be owned in all leagues despite his struggles in the ninth inning in limited duty in his career, and he's expected to see most of the ninth-inning save opportunities for the remainder of the season. Jean Machi is likely next in line if Boston has a change of heart.
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa records consecutive saves|
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:54:04 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa looks to be the closer after recording his second save in as many nights Thursday, Aug. 20. Tazawa has allowed runs in six of his last 15 appearances, but his saves on consecutive nights indicate he might have turned a corner. He has needed only 25 pitches (18 strikes) to get six consecutive outs.
Fantasy Tip: Tazawa should be owned in most formats.
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa can't hang on for save|
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:40:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tazawa and Jean Machi are expected to see save chances with Koji Uehara (wrist) sidelined for the rest of the season. So far, Machi appears to be the better add as he had a scoreless eighth inning and is likely to see the next save opportunity.
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|Red Sox | Several BOS players receiving interest|
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:21:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The oft-injured Victorino ($2,700, 5.2% of cap) is hitting .247 in 89 at-bats this season with just one home run and four RBIs entering play Friday, July 24, and is not a great FantasyScore option at this point. Uehara has a 2.67 ERA and 22 saves in 37 games this year, while Tazawa has struck out 41 batters over 40 2/3 innings with a 2.88 ERA through 42 games.
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|Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa, Red Sox settle|
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:25:57 -0800
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|Red Sox | Boston tenders two players|
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:59:42 -0800
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