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Red Sox add Edward Mujica for bullpen depth

The Red Sox signed righthanded reliever Koji Uehara at this time last year with the intent of using him in the sixth or seventh inning but knowing he had the talent to close if that became necessary.

By June, after injuries devastated the bullpen, Uehara did indeed become the closer, and he thrived in that role through the World Series.

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