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Edward Mujica | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edward Mujica worked a scoreless ninth Sunday to earn the save against the Orioles.
Mujica struck out the first two batters he faced before a Steve Clevenger single made things slightly interesting, but he got Kelly Johnson to ground out to end the game. Mujica has taken over for the struggling Koji Uehara and has performed well, converting all five of his opportunities since early September. Mujica has a 3.90 ERA on the year. Sep 21 - 4:50 PM

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Edward Mujica converted his seventh save of the season on Friday, working a scoreless 10th inning to preserve a two-run advantage over the Orioles.

He has done a tremendous job since taking over the reins of the closer's role from Koji Uehara, making good on each of his four save chances. For those chasing saves, he makes for a strong option over the final week-plus of the regular season.
Sep 19 - 11:37 PM

Edward Mujica secured his sixth save of the season with a scoreless inning against the Royals on Friday.

Koji Uehara was utilized in the eighth inning of this one, with Mujica being handed the reins of the closer's role. He needed just nine pitches to dispatch of the Royals in order, and has now made good on all three of his save chances since taking over the ninth-inning duties.
Sep 13 - 12:27 AM

Edward Mujica retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning, earning his fifth save in Thursday's win against the Royals.

Mujica is 2-for-2 in save chances since taking over for Koji Uehara. He sports a mediocre 4.18 ERA, but he's been much better over the last three months -- it's 2.38 since June 6.
Sep 11 - 11:58 PM

Edward Mujica earned his fourth save of the season Saturday as the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 4-3.

Mujica entered the game with one out in the top of the ninth inning and issued a two-out walk to Jose Bautista, but the right-hander was able to pitch his way around the threat. Koji Uehara has hit a wall, so this could be Mujica's job the rest of the way. He makes for a sneaky-good late-season pickup in all standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 6 - 11:55 PM

Edward Mujica will fill in as the Red Sox's closer while Koji Uehara gets at least the next couple of days off.

Don't be surprised if it's Mujica's job the rest of the way. Junichi Tazawa will continue to pitch in his eighth-inning role.
Sep 5 - 4:17 PM

Edward Mujica nailed down his third save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

Mujica got the ball in the ninth inning with Koji Uehara having pitched four out of the last five days. It wasn't easy, as he yielded back-to-back singles to start off the ninth. However, he retired Ramon Santiago on a failed sacrifice attempt before getting Billy Hamilton to fly out and Kris Negron to ground out. Mujica isn't close to Boston's second-best reliever, but he has closing experience and remains next in line for saves behind Uehara.
Aug 13 - 3:52 PM

Edward Mujica earned his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday.

Koji Uehara had pitched in each of the last three games, so it was Mujica who got the call to protect the one-run lead. He was up to the task, striking out two in the scoreless inning. Mujica owns an unsightly 6.04 ERA marred by a poor April, but the right-hander has made 13 scoreless appearances in his last 16 outings. Uehara's job isn't in jeopardy, but if an injury befalls the closer Mujica may be first in line.
Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

Edward Mujica gave up a three-run homer after getting just one out in the 12th inning Wednesday against the Indians.

That's five homers allowed for Mujica this year. He's been terribly ineffective in the first season of a two-year, $9 million contract, amassing a 7.29 ERA to date. Furthermore, he doesn't have a single hold in his 22 appearances.
Jun 5 - 2:15 AM

Edward Mujica (oblique) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and has been cleared to return to action.

Mujica was unavailable for a couple of games because of oblique tightness. The right-hander has surrendered 10 earned runs in 10 innings this season for Boston.
May 6 - 5:34 PM

Edward Mujica is dealing with a tight oblique.

It kept him from pitching in the ninth inning Saturday against the A's. Mujica will be examined on Sunday. If a strain is diagnosed, a disabled list stint could follow.
May 3 - 4:44 PM

Edward Mujica took a blown save after giving up a run in the 10th inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

Last year, Mujica took his first loss and blown save of the season on July 4. By that time, he had already pitched 34 1/3 innings. This year, he already has one of each. One wonders how much longer he'll be trusted as Koji Uehara's fallback.
Apr 17 - 1:49 AM

Edward Mujica -- not Koji Uehara -- pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch a save against the Yankees on Friday.

Uehara experienced some slight shoulder soreness while playing catch Friday, so the Red Sox decided to hold him out. It's being called precautionary and there are no plans to send him for tests right now, but Mujica will close until he's ready to return. Pick him up where available in fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

In his second appearance for the Red Sox, Edward Mujica gave up four runs in the ninth to take a loss Friday against the Brewers.

Mujica made 65 appearances for the Cardinals last season without ever giving up more than two runs. He also took one loss all year. But, then, if teams had thought he was going to repeat his 2013 season, it would have taken a lot more than $9.5 million over two years to sign him last winter.
Apr 4 - 5:47 PM

Edward Mujica picked up his first save of the spring Tuesday against the Rays.

There have been no indications of any lingering shoulder problems for Mujica after he was rendered a non-factor during the postseason last year. He's allowed one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings this spring.
Mar 25 - 4:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Mookie Betts
2Jemile Weeks
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edward Mujica
2Junichi Tazawa
3Koji Uehara
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar