Manager John Farrell had laid out Uehara’s itinerary this week prior to the team departing from Florida on Saturday. Uehara is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday in Fort Myers, pitch in Class-A Greenville in a simulated game on Thursday, then pitch in a game for Greenville on Saturday. That would put Uehara on track to be activated April 13, the day of the home opener against the Washington Nationals.
The Sox, in paring the roster to the Opening Day limit of 25 players, also announced that left-handed Edwin Escobar had been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 29 with an inflamed elbow. Escobar had pitched in an exhibition on March 28 and thrown 12 straight balls in walking three consecutive batters.
Left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson, catchers Luke Montz and Humberto Quintero, infielders Jeff Bianchi and Jemile Weeks, and outfielder Quintin Berry have been reassigned to minor league camp.
Here is the 25-man roster for Opening Day:
CATCHERS (2): Ryan Hanigan and Sandy Leon.
15-DAY DISABLED LIST (3): Koji Uehara, Joe Kelly, Edwin Escobar
60-DAY DISABLED LIST (1): Christian Vazquez