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Edward Mujica | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / CLE
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Phillies re-signed Edward Mujica to a minor league contract.
Mujica spent around 32 hours on the free agent market before deciding to return to the Phillies, who released him from camp on Tuesday morning. He'll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley when the 2016 season begins and try to work his way up to the major league roster. The veteran right-hander had a decent showing this spring in Grapefruit League play. Mar 30 - 4:52 PM

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Phillies released RHP Edward Mujica.

Mujica had an opt-out in his minor league contract and the Phillies ultimately decided not to keep him. The veteran reliever posted a 2.16 ERA with seven strikeouts and two walks over 8 1/3 innings. It appears that the club's final bullpen spot will come down to Ernesto Frieri and Andrew Bailey.
Mar 29 - 8:39 AM

Edward Mujica worked a scoreless inning Friday in his second appearance of the spring.

Mujica might be in the mix for closing duties in Philly, though it'd make more sense if he's employed as a setup man. That seems the likely scenario.
Mar 11 - 4:42 PM

Phillies signed RHP Edward Mujica to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Mujica registered an ugly 4.75 ERA, and 30/10 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings this summer between the Red Sox and A's. The 31-year-old right-hander will now try to breathe some life back into his career with the rebuilding Phillies. He'll likely become midseason trade bait if he does indeed turn things around.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Edward Mujica (hamstring) returned to action on Sunday, hurling a scoreless inning in a loss to the Giants.

Mujica retired all three hitters he faced in order. He missed nearly two weeks of action due to his strained right hamstring. The 31-year-old right-hander owns an underwhelming 4.40 ERA and 29/6 K/BB ratio over 45 innings between the A's and Red Sox this season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Edward Mujica (hamstring) threw off a mound Wednesday without issue.

Mujica has been on the shelf for the last 10 days with a strained right hamstring, but he should now be getting close. The veteran right-hander owns a 4.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 29/6 K/BB ratio in 44 innings this season between the Red Sox and Athletics.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Edward Mujica (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined for a while.

Mujica departed Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring. With just three weeks left in the season, it's possible he's thrown his last pitch of 2015.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Edward Mujica was forced to leave Sunday's game with an apparent leg injury.

He suffered the injury while trying to cover first base in the fifth inning. He will presumably head for X-rays.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Edward Mujica recorded the final three outs of Saturday's defeat of the Astros to earn his first save with the A's.

Drew Pomeranz opened the ninth inning, but he was promptly lifted after issuing a leadoff walk to Jed Lowrie. Mujica entered and shut down the next three batters in order. He might be the guy to own in the Oakland bullpen with Tyler Clippard now pitching for the Mets. Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is still a week or two away.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Edward Mujica gave up a run in a tie game Friday to take a loss against the Indians.

Mujica is Oakland's closer for now following the Tyler Clippard trade, but he could be part of an August deal if anyone wants him and he could be replaced by Sean Doolittle for the final month if everything goes well with the left-hander's rehab. So, while Mujica has some value in mixed leagues right now, he's not exactly someone to count on.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 03:06:00 AM

The A's will use Edward Mujica as their closer following the trade of Tyler Clippard.

He hasn't been the club's most effective reliever, but how he's been used indicated that he'd probably be the guy. Having closer experience surely helped him, too. Mujica has put up a 3.68 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings since joining the A's in May. Scoop him up in your league if he's still available.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Athletics activated RHP Edward Mujica from the 15-day disabled list.

Mujica missed nearly a month of action with a fractured right thumb. He'll help set up for Tyler Clippard.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Edward Mujica (thumb) will make another minor league rehab appearance before being re-evaluated.

Mujica, out since May 22 with a fractured right thumb, struck out two batters in a scoreless inning with High-A Stockton on Monday and is likely days way from returning.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Edward Mujica (thumb) made it through another successful bullpen session on Thursday.

He'll throw one more bullpener Saturday before embarking on a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Stockton. Mujica has been on the disabled list since May 22 with a fractured right thumb. He was acquired from the Red Sox on May 9 for a player to be named later.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Edward Mujica (thumb) will throw a bullpen session Thursday in advance of a rehab assignment.

Assuming the session goes well, A's manager Bob Melvin said Mujica could be on a rehab assignment somewhere in the next few days. Mujica was acquired from the Red Sox in a trade in early May but went on the disabled list on May 22 with a fractured right thumb. He should be back with the A's before the end of June.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Adam Morgan
8Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Severino Gonzalez