Can Hirokazu Sawamura bring some control to the late innings Welcome to the annual Over The Monster One Big Question season preview series https://www.crfanstore.com/314-cesar_cedeno_jersey . Over the next 40 days, we will be running through every player on the 40-man roster and identifying a key question for them pertaining to the coming season. This should run us up to the start of the season, at least as it is scheduled now. We will go through the roster in alphabetical order. For the most part, these will run Monday through Friday every week running up to the week before Opening Day, though expect some weekend posts mixed in as well as the 40-man is expected to continue to be altered before the start of the season. You can catch up with every post by following this link. Today we take a look at Hirokazu Sawamura https://www.crfanstore.com/592-carson_fulmer_jersey .The Question: Can Hirokazu Sawamura move quickly up the depth chartAmong the other questions on the Red Sox roster, one of the biggest is going to be how the ninth inning is handled, both in terms of who is named the closer as well as how they perform. It almost certainly between Matt Barnes and Adam Ottavino, with the former likely having the upper hand at this point. It not as though whoever doesn get the job will just be cast aside, though. Both of these guys are going to be pitching in big spots all season. On the one hand, that not a bad thing because they are among the best in the game at missing bats https://www.crfanstore.com/16-barry_larkin_jersey . On the other hand, surrounding those strikeouts figure to be a whole lot of walks, which is never fun to watch late in games. And, more generally, both of these guys have a tendency to run very hot and very cold. They could really use a steady presence back there, even if they aren at the top of the bullpen depth chart.Enter: Hirokazu Sawamura. The 32-year-old rightysigned with the Red Sox not too long before camp after spending the rest of his professional career prior to this pitching in the NPB in Japan. Most of that career was spent with the Yomiuri Giants, the biggest team in that league. His career began in 2011 as a starter, but by 2015 he was moved to the bullpen where he served as the team closer. He was largely fantastic in that role for two years, and still pitched well for the next couple of seasons after that while being more of a set-up arm.