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Koji Uehara reaches agreement with Red Sox

Red Sox nab Uehara

Reliever Koji Uehara reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.

The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels said yesterday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston’s offer.

“We would have liked to have him back,” Daniels said. “We made an offer early in the process.”

Uehara had a 1.75 ERA in 37 relief appearances this year, holding batters to a .160 average.

Earlier in the week, Texas agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract with Joakim Soria, who is coming back from elbow surgery.

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