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Koji Uehara reaches agreement with Red Sox

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       NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
        The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston's offer.
        ``We would have liked to have him back,'' Daniels said. ``We made an offer early in the process.''
        Uehara had a 1.75 ERA in 37 relief appearances this year, holding batters to a .160 average.
        Earlier in the week, Texas agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract with Joakim Soria, who is coming back from elbow surgery.
        ``Once we signed Joakim, we held back from making other proposals to relievers right now, just `til we know what's going on with the rest of the club,'' Daniels said. ``It's still an area that we need to continue to address, and that's why we tried to do it a little on the cheaper side while we look at some of these other things.''

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