By Cody Macleod Red Sox closer, Koji Uehara recently locked in a short-term, high paying deal with the Red Sox. Within that contract was a two-year deal, and a sum of 18 million dollars. .That is 9 million a season, as long as he avoids injury and stays healthy. The contract will close out in the 2016 season, when Uehara will be the age of 41. This contract pretty much answers any closer concerns for the 2015 season, its clear Uehara will make many appearances. Uehara wrapped up the 2014 season with a 2.52 ERA in 64 innings of work, long with 80 strikeouts and 26 saves. Uehara has pitched six MLB season, punching out 412 in 350 innings of work. Expect to see his dipping splitter, and his pin-point control pitching to catch many batters off-guard.