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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 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

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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

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Edward Mujica and possibly Andrew Miller would be the first choices to close if Koji Uehara is unavailable.

Mujica functioned as the Cardinals' closer for most of last season, so it's not surprising that Farrell considers him next in line for saves. However, Miller's control would likely prevent him from being trusted as a full-time closer. Interestingly, Farrell didn't include Junichi Tazawa among his possible insurance options.
Feb 25 - 12:48 PM

Jason Mastrodonato of Masslive.com reports that Edward Mujica declared his shoulder "100 percent fine".

Mujica underwent a physical on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the Red Sox, and it doesn't appear that there were any red flags to prevent the deal from happening. The 29-year-old hurler dealt with shoulder fatigue near the end of the regular season, but it doesn't seem like it will be an issue moving forward. Expect Mujica to be second in line for saves in what's shaping up to be a very strong Red Sox bullpen.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 02:04:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million contract.

The two sides reached an agreement earlier in the week, the official announcement was just pending a physical which Mujica took on Thursday. He's likely to work in the eighth inning as a setup man in front of closer Koji Uehara.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Red Sox have signed free agent right-hander Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal.

The contract is only pending a physical, which is scheduled for Thursday. Mujica fell apart down the stretch for the Cardinals this fall, but he was unhittable for most of the summer and the Red Sox will hope that he can recapture the magic on his split-change with a full offseason of rest. Mujica joins closer Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa and Craig Breslow in what could be a very good Boston bullpen again in 2014.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:51:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are interested in Edward Mujica and John Axford.

This confirms a report from Andrew Rickli. The Orioles are on the lookout for a closer after trading Jim Johnson, with Mujica and Axford likely to sign at lesser rates than some of the high-profile options available in free agency. It could be a savvy way to use some of the cost-savings from dealing Johnson.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Orioles, Indians, Cubs and Phillies are interested in free agent reliever Edward Mujica.

Cotillo notes that Mujica is expected to receive a contract similar to the three-year, $15.75 million deal that Joe Smith inked with the Angels. The 29-year-old right-hander notched 37 saves for the Cardinals this season, while posting a 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and impeccable 46/5 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. His fantasy value will be entirely dependent on how close he is to save chances in the respective bullpen he winds up in.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
4Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright