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The Boston Red Sox's 38-Year-Old Journeyman Closer Is An Unhittable God-Creature From Outer Space

Just try to get on base against Koji Uehara. We dare you.

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And credit the Red Sox coaching staff, which has Uehara using his splitter more and more as hitters have been unable to adjust.


Not bad for a one-time Japanese League star. While winning 103 games over nine seasons in Japan, Uehara also pitched in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2006 World Baseball Classic.