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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 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. Jun 19 - 5:30 PM

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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.
Jun 16 - 2:24 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.
Jun 11 - 2:17 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.
Jun 10 - 7:24 PM

Edward Mujica (thumb) could resume throwing off a mound by this weekend.

Mujica suffered a fractured right thumb nearly two weeks ago but has made nice progress since then. He could require a rehab assignment but it appears he should be ready to rejoin the A's bullpen before the end of the month.
Jun 9 - 7:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Kendall Graveman
6Jarrod Parker
7Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Taylor Thompson
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Drew Pomeranz
10Pat Venditte