Jun 29, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) celebrates defeating the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Koji Uehara a trade target?

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The Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be left for dead after the San Francisco Giants refused to lose during the first two months of the season. Facing a double digit deficit in the standings, the Dodgers were able to keep their head above water and when the Giants slipped into a historic funk, they took advantage.

Making up nearly ten games in just 22 days, the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed stake to first place and now have their eyes set on the postseason. Already equipped with one of the best starting pitching staffs in baseball, the Dodgers are said to be interested in upgrading their bullpen. One such name who has peaked their interest in Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara along with other members of the Beantown bullpen, this according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The Red Sox have been struggling and if such is to continue, they may unload a handful of players – especially those like Uehara who only have a few seasons left in their career and are also set to become free agents.

Uehara has admitted to having some fatigue as of late which is an obvious concern, but he’s been lights out for the vast majority of the season and would certainly be a massive boost to the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen if such a move was made.

As for what the Red Sox would be receiving, that’s currently an unknown though given Uehara’s age and his pending contractual status, it’s unlikely to be much of a haul.

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