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Edward Mujica | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics placed RHP Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.
Mujica suffered the injury Thursday when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the Rays' Bobby Wilson. The good news is that the fracture is considered minor, so his stay on the DL shouldn't be too lengthy. May 22 - 12:17 PM

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Edward Mujica suffered a fractured right thumb in Thursday's loss to the Rays and will head to the disabled list.

Mujica sustained the injury when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Bobby Wilson. He left the game with his hand wrapped in a towel and did require stitches. It's unclear at this point how much time the right-hander may stand to miss.
May 21 - 10:24 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Edward Mujica from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

He was designated for assignment on Thursday. Mujica never seemed comfortable in Boston, posting a disappointing 4.03 ERA across 75 appearances. Oakland's bullpen has been a disaster this year so taking a flyer on Mujica makes sense. A change of scenery could do the 31-year-old some good.
May 9 - 11:10 PM

Red Sox designated RHP Edward Mujica for assignment.

It's a bit of a surprise given that Mujica is owed $4.75 million and had rattled off back-to-back scoreless appearances. But the 30-year-old right-hander owns a rough 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 total frames this season and he wasn't especially good in 2014 either. Mujica will likely pass through waivers unclaimed and then hit the free agent market. Matt Barnes is expected to take over the vacant bullpen spot in Boston.
Source: Boston Globe
May 7 - 10:05 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Sunday that Edward Mujica would begin the season as his team's closer with Koji Uehara sidelined.

Uehara is battling a hamstring injury and isn't likely to be ready for Opening Day. While Mujica had a disappointing season with the Red Sox in 2014, he excelled while filling in for Uehara down the stretch, posting a 2.12 ERA and 14/5 K/BB ratio while making good on all six of his save chances over his final 17 appearances. As long as he has the job to begin the season, he's worthy of starting in all mixed leagues.
Source: WEEI.com
Mar 29 - 6:38 PM

Edward Mujica allowed a run and two hits in his inning of relief Thursday against the Twins.

Mujica improved as last year went along and he is supposed to be in better shape this spring, but he currently has a 7.20 ERA, with just two strikeouts in five innings of work. That's not particularly encouraging from the guy who is supposed to serve as Boston's closer if Koji Uehara lands on the disabled list.
Mar 26 - 4:50 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox "have expressed a willingness" to trade Edward Mujica.

It's not terribly surprising, as Mujica was decent but not great last season (3.90 ERA, 43/14 K/BB ratio over 60 innings) and is owed $4.75 million in 2015. The Red Sox have also added a couple bullpen arms in recent days in Robbie Ross and Alexi Ogando. Boston might have to eat a little money in order to move Mujica.
Jan 30 - 4:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:50:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:37:00 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.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:27:00 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.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:58:00 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.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 11:55:00 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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 04:17:00 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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:52:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:17:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
3Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Arnold Leon
10Taylor Thompson