The Boston Red Sox are activating reliever Koji Uehara from the disabled list on Monday, as manager John Farrell said to the media that the pitcher is healthy and should be ready to return to action this week for the team in the bullpen.
According to Hardball Talk, Uehara is ready to come back after dealing with a strained left hamstring earlier in the spring and then dealing with a setback closer to Opening Day. Uehara's return will likely push one of the younger players for the Red Sox down to the minors, as Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports that the Red Sox may demote Tommy Layne or Robbie Ross, Jr. to Triple-A.
Uehara may take the closers role once again when he comes back and that would make Edward Mujica the setup man. Uehara had an amazing season two years ago with 21 saves and a 1.09 ERA and last season he had 26 saves for the Red Sox. Mujica blew the save against the Yankees before the 19-inning win on Friday, giving up a late home run to Chase Headley.