Red Sox News: Koji Uehara Expected To Come Off Disabled List Monday

The Boston Red Sox will reportedly have their veteran closer back when the second week of the 2015 MLB season, as Koji Uehara will reportedly be activated by the team on Monday.

Per Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald, "Sox manager John Farrell said he expects Koji Uehara to be activated from the 15-day disabled list and will immediately return to his ninth-inning role. The 40-year-old closer suffered a left hamstring strain midway through spring training but has rehabbed steadily over the last few weeks."

Uehara gave up one run on three hits while striking out one in a rehab assignment for Single-A Greenville on Saturday.

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"He came through yesterday’s outing fine," Farrell said. "He feels, I think, an increase in confidence after a full game of intensity."

To active Uehara, either Robbie Ross Jr. or Tommy Layne will likely be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket, as they're the only two relief pitchers on the squad who still have minor-league options left.

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