It appears Koji Uehara’s tenure with the Red Sox has come to an end.
The former Red Sox closer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The details of the deal were first reported by Nikkan Sports in Japan, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reported the agreement.
Uehara, 41, had 79 saves and a 2.19 ERA in four seasons in Boston. He served as the Red Sox closer from 2013 to 2015 before Craig Kimbrel took over the role in 2016.
The Red Sox acquired bullpen help earlier in the week when they obtained righthanded reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers
The Red Sox had a rare day off after a long road trip.
They decided to support the Bruins during their huge matchup with the Maple Leafs.
The next Sox game is tomorrow at 7 p,m. in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.
The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.
Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.
The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.
The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.