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Despite critics, Red Sox happy with moves

NASHVILLE — If the criterion for “winning” the Winter Meetings is being active and aggressive, the Red Sox can make a case for victory. Some of their competitors, however, thought they overpaid and threw the market off to get deals done for Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino.

When leaving the Opryland Hotel at the conclusion of the meetings Thursday, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had a trail of Japanese reporters following him as news broke that he had reached a one-year, $4.25 million agreement with reliever Koji Uehara.

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