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• Closer Koji Uehara fired a 34-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and will be available to pitch on Thursday night.

"Good work today," said Farrell. "Normal long toss, flat-ground. A 34-pitch [bullpen session]. He felt good coming out of it physically, and with each throwing session, he gains confidence with how he feels physically, so we would expect him to be available tomorrow night."

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• Closer Koji Uehara fired a 34-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and will be available to pitch on Thursday night.

"Good work today," said Farrell. "Normal long toss, flat-ground. A 34-pitch [bullpen session]. He felt good coming out of it physically, and with each throwing session, he gains confidence with how he feels physically, so we would expect him to be available tomorrow night."

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• As he expected, Farrell received a fine from Major League Baseball for arguing a call that had been under review and criticizing the instant replay system to the media.

"Well, I've only received one notice on my comments, so I don't know if there's another one coming. It's like having multiple policies with the same insurance company. Do you get a renter's insurance discount?" quipped Farrell.

Mike Carp, who thrived off the bench for the Red Sox last season, is having a hard time getting untracked in the same role. The left-handed hitter is 3-for-14 overall and 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as a pinch-hitter.

"I don't know that we ever predict production that's going to take place, even if it's a starting guy," Farrell said. "The one thing he does do a great job at is staying ready in the moment and thinking the game along for opportunities that get his name called. His work and his preparation is consistent with a year ago. The outcome, that's the unknown."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.

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