Fantasy Baseball Draft: Closer Status for 2015
MAR 20, 7:30a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Mar 16 / 8:20p ET
News: Tazawa threw a scoreless inning and struck out one in Monday's game against the Mets.
Impact: Tazawa has allowed one run in four spring innings. He's right in line to open the season as a bridge to closer Koji Uehara.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 3:34a ET
News: Tazawa threw a scoreless inning in Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Impact: Tazawa's made a couple of spring appearances, but the Red Sox aren't going to tax him. They'll need him for approximately 70 games during the regular season, plus any postseason play should Boston qualify.
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 3:56p ET
News: Tazawa agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.
Impact: Tazawa is coming off a great season in 2014 in which he posted a 2.86 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 63 innings. He could be an outside candidate for closing duties in 2015 should Koji Uehara and/or Edward Mujica struggle.