Per Evan Grant, Koji Uehara has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox.
This makes me sad. I'm also somewhat perplexed, because I was under the impression that Koji was in line for something more like a two-year deal, and I thought that the Rangers would regard that as something that makes sense for them, given where their bullpen is at this point. (And no, Soria is not a direct replacement -- he's likely not in play until late May, and even then his effectiveness for 2013 is still rather questionable). If they did make a multi-year offer to Uehara and he turned it down because he wanted to be closer to his family in Baltimore, then yeah, I get that, but otherwise ...
By the way, Uehara's been an absolute monster out of the bullpen save for the two-plus months immediately after he came over to Texas last summer. Over the course of his 54 regular-season innings with Texas in 2011-12, Uehara posted up 1.7 bWAR and 1.0 fWAR with a strikeout-to-walk ratio north of 11.0.
Yeah, I wish he was coming back.