Baseball The Red Sox, who used almost their entire pitching staff in Friday’s 19-inning marathon win against the Yankees, expect a fresh arm ready for action in Monday’s home opener.Welcome back, Koji Uehara. Uehara, who turned 40 on April 3, began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. But after pitching one inning Saturday in a rehab assignment with Single-A Greenville, Red Sox manager John Farrell thinks his all-star closer is ready to be activated from the DL."Yeah, he came through yesterday's outing fine," Farrell said Sunday, via .com. "He feels, I think, an increase in confidence after full-game intensity. Everything points to him rejoining us [Monday].”

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Edward Mujica filled the role as Boston’s closer to start the season. He pitched well in his first outing, but got a blown save in that 19-inning game against the Yankees. He gave up a couple of hits and an earned run in one inning in Sunday’s 14-4 loss to New York.Now, the question Farrell and Red Sox faithful ponder is, which Uehara will show up? Will it be the 2013 version of Uehara, who posted a stingy 1.09 ERA and 21 saves in 73 appearances? Or will it be the Uehara who pitched well enough to make the All-Star Game last year, but faltered down the stretch with a 5.74 ERA in the final two months?