Boston Red Sox
current status: On roster
#54 P | 6'3", 225 lbs. | Boston
Birth Date:May 10, 1984 (30 years old) Place of Birth:Valencia, VEN
Drafted:Signed by Cleveland in 2001.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Signed by Cleveland in 2001.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Has the ability to rack up excellent strikeout numbers, due to an impressive fastball-change combination. Also boasts the demeanor to pitch late in contests. Walks few batters.|
|Flaws:||Can be a little too hittable, and specifically has trouble keeping the ball in the park when his pitches straighten out. Struggles when used too frequently over time.|
|Career Potential:||Solid veteran reliever.|
Movements & Injuries
|5/09/2014||Missed 4 games (oblique).|
|12/05/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a two-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|8/24/2013||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|8/22/2013||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2013||Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.|
|9/19/2012||Missed 1 game (right arm injury).|
|9/18/2012||Right arm injury, day-to-day.|
|7/31/2012||Acquired from the Miami Marlins.|
|7/18/2012||Missed 14 games (toe injury).|
|6/30/2012||Toe injury, 15-day DL.|
|4/29/2012||Missed 4 games (finger injury).|
|4/25/2012||Finger injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the Miami Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|8/19/2011||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|8/16/2011||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|6/21/2011||Missed 6 games (wrist injury).|
|6/15/2011||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|5/13/2011||Missed 2 games (left knee injury).|
|5/10/2011||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2011||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|11/13/2010||Acquired from the San Diego Padres.|
|3/03/2010||Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.|
|4/01/2009||Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.|
|3/10/2009||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|5/24/2008||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/15/2008||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|2/28/2008||Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|9/20/2007||Left knee surgery, day-to-day.|
|9/04/2007||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|8/25/2007||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|7/27/2007||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|7/11/2007||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|6/27/2007||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|6/24/2007||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|6/20/2007||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|5/23/2007||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|5/07/2007||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/15/2007||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|2/28/2007||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|8/26/2006||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|7/24/2006||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|6/20/2006||Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/15/2006||Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).|
|3/01/2006||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|11/18/2005||Contract purchased from Akron (AA).|
|12/05/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.|
|7/31/2012||Miami Marlins traded Edward Mujica to the St. Louis Cardinals for Zack Cox.|
|11/13/2010||San Diego Padres traded Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb to the Florida Marlins for Cameron Maybin.|
|4/01/2009||Cleveland Indians traded Edward Mujica to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations.|
|10/22/2001||Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians.|
Edward Mujica gives up homer to take loss | 06/05/2014 2:15 AM
NewsEdward Mujica gave up a three-run homer after getting just one out in the 12th inning Wednesday against the Indians.
ImpactThat'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.
Mujica (oblique) able to return to action | 05/06/2014 5:34 PM
NewsEdward Mujica (oblique) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and has been cleared to return to action.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactMujica 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.
Edward Mujica dealing with tight oblique | 05/03/2014 4:44 PM
NewsEdward Mujica is dealing with a tight oblique.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactIt 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.
Edward Mujica takes blown save | 04/17/2014 1:49 AM
NewsEdward Mujica took a blown save after giving up a run in the 10th inning Wednesday against the White Sox.
ImpactLast 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.
Edward Mujica notches save against Yankees | 04/11/2014 10:32 PM
NewsEdward Mujica -- not Koji Uehara -- pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch a save against the Yankees on Friday.
ImpactUehara 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.
Edward Mujica earns first spring save | 03/25/2014 4:25 PM
NewsEdward Mujica picked up his first save of the spring Tuesday against the Rays.
ImpactThere 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.
Mujica, Miller insurance at closer for BoSox | 02/25/2014 12:48 PM
NewsRed 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.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactMujica 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. Of course, the Red Sox are hoping that Uehara will stay healthy for the entire season.
Edward Mujica says shoulder is perfectly fine | 12/07/2013 2:04 PM
NewsJason Mastrodonato of Masslive.com reports that Edward Mujica declared his shoulder "100 percent fine".
Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter
ImpactMujica 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.
Red Sox sign Edward Mujica to two-year deal | 12/07/2013 11:52 AM
NewsRed Sox signed Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million contract.
ImpactThe 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.
Red Sox sign Mujica to 2-yr, $9.5M contract | 12/05/2013 11:51 AM
NewsJeff 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.
ImpactThe 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.
Report: Orioles interested in Mujica, Axford | 12/03/2013 11:42 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are interested in Edward Mujica and John Axford.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThis 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.
Several teams interested in Edward Mujica | 11/29/2013 6:21 PM
NewsChris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Orioles, Indians, Cubs and Phillies are interested in free agent reliever Edward Mujica.
MLB Daily Dish
ImpactCotillo 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.
Angels looking at RPs before SPs | 11/22/2013 12:29 PM
NewsJeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels are focused on adding relievers at this time.
Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
ImpactThey need starting pitching, but it appears the Halos want to lock up some relief help first. Fletcher mentions Joe Smith, Edward Mujica and J.P. Howell as three relievers that could be possibilities. They might have to give three years in order to land Smith and/or Mujica.
Phillies 'strongly pursuing' setup men | 11/15/2013 8:24 AM
NewsYahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Phillies are "strongly pursuing" setup men, including Edward Mujica.
Jeff Passan on Twitter
ImpactHe adds that they're willing to give a three-year deal to land someone for the eighth inning. Mujica will have trouble landing a closing job after the way his season ended, but it sounds like getting a healthy deal as a setup man won't be an issue. The 29-year-old held a 2.78 ERA with 37 saves for the Cardinals this past season but dealt with shoulder issues and had an 11.05 mark over his final 7 1/3 regular-season innings.
Edward Mujica makes Cards' roster for NLDS | 10/02/2013 4:22 PM
NewsEdward Mujica is on the Cardinals' NLDS roster.
Jayson Stark on Twitter
ImpactBut it's hard to envision him being used in any sort of high-leverage situations. Mujica posted an ugly 11.05 ERA over his final 7 1/3 regular-season innings. Trevor Rosenthal will be the St. Louis closer in October.
STL's closer situation 'fluid moving forward' | 09/21/2013 5:42 PM
NewsAccording to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals' closer situation is "fluid moving forward."
Jenifer Langosch on Twitter
ImpactEdward Mujica has had a terrible month and acknowledged Friday night that he is feeling overall fatigue. Trevor Rosenthal is probably the guy to own in fantasy leagues, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will likely use a matchup-to-matchup approach. Kevin Siegrist is a darkhorse for save opportunities down the stretch.
Mujica acknowledges he is feeling fatigued | 09/21/2013 4:22 PM
NewsEdward Mujica acknowledged late Friday night that he is experiencing overall fatigue.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Impact"My body feels like a little bit tired, and my release point is getting a little bit up," Mujica told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The right-hander has allowed 15 hits and seven earned runs in 6 2/3 innings this month. Trevor Rosenthal might have to serve as the Cardinals' closer down the stretch and into October.
Mujica's struggles continue vs. Brewers | 09/21/2013 12:20 AM
NewsEdward Mujica allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over one-third of an inning Friday against the Brewers.
ImpactAfter entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a 6-4 lead, Mujica gave up an RBI single and loaded the bases before giving way to John Axford, who eventually allowed the tying run to score on an infield single by Aramis Ramirez. While Mujica has been untouchable for most of the season, he has a 9.45 ERA over eight appearances this month. We could have a closer controversy on our hands here.
Edward Mujica blows fourth save | 09/19/2013 8:35 PM
NewsEdward Mujica blew his fourth save of the season in Thursday's extra innings loss to the Rockies.
ImpactTodd Helton took Mujica deep with a towering blast to right field to lead off the ninth. He then allowed a two-out double but escaped further damage. Mujica has now allowed at least two hits in eight of his last 11 outings and holds a 5.40 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over that time. His job is safe, though, especially since Trevor Rosenthal hasn't been his usual dominant self lately.
Edward Mujica picks up 35th save | 08/26/2013 10:26 PM
NewsEdward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth against the Reds for his 35th save Monday.
ImpactIt was Mujica's second appearance since he complained of some shoulder soreness last week. It's still a situation to watch, but so far, it hasn't reduced his effectiveness any.
Edward Mujica earns one-out save in return | 08/24/2013 10:21 PM
NewsEdward Mujica earned a one-out save Saturday in the Cardinals' victory over the Braves.
ImpactIt was an easy but effective return outing for the St. Louis closer, who had been sidelined for a couple days with upper back and shoulder discomfort. Mujica should be an elite fantasy option down the stretch and may be able to cash in on the open market this winter.
Mujica feels better, still unavailable Fri. | 08/23/2013 6:42 PM
NewsEdward Mujica (shoulder) said Friday that he felt much better while playing catch, but is still unavailable to pitch in Friday's game.
Jenifer Langosch on Twitter
ImpactMujica is dealing with a fatigued shoulder, but the plan if for him to pitch through the issue for the remainder of the season rather than serving a stint on the disabled list. He should be ready to return at some point over the weekend.
Edward Mujica likely unavailable again Friday | 08/23/2013 10:35 AM
NewsEdward Mujica (shoulder) was unavailable to pitch Thursday and will likely be again Friday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactMujica has received treatment for a knot in his upper back near his neck. The Cardinals are saying it's only fatigue, though, with GM John Mozeliak describing Mujica as "100 percent good to go" from a health standpoint. With Trevor Rosenthal having appeared the last two days and the Cards wanting to avoid Michael Wacha on back-to-back day, the club could use Seth Maness in a potential save chance Friday.
Edward Mujica has knot in upper back | 08/22/2013 9:00 PM
NewsFOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reported on Thursday's Cardinals broadcast that Edward Mujica is dealing with a knot in his upper back.
Drew Silva on Twitter
ImpactHayes was told by general manager John Mozeliak that Mujica has been examined and everything is fine structurally. It appears that the closer might have to pitch with a little pain from time to time, but the team isn't concerned about his long-term health.
Edward Mujica nursing shoulder issue | 08/21/2013 10:10 PM
NewsEdward Mujica is nursing some soreness behind his right shoulder under his trapezius.
ImpactMujica was checked on by trainers during an appearance Wednesday after he didn't look comfortable on the mound. He remained in the game to close out a win, though he did give up a long home run in the process. The closer said he's "not concerned about it," but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the team will "give him days when we can." Mujica owners should grab Trevor Rosenthal as insurance.
Mujica unavailable in Chicago due to fatigue | 08/19/2013 8:26 AM
NewsEdward Mujica was unavailable for the Cardinals' weekend series in Chicago due to general fatigue.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactMujica worked two innings three times in a four-game span last week, and it all caught up to him when the Cardinals flew up to Wrigley Field on Thursday night. "We had to back him up a couple of times with extra-inning games and having to go multiple innings," said manager Mike Matheny. "That's just not something he was ready for." Mujica expects to be fine for Monday's series opener in Milwaukee, but Trevor Rosenthal makes for a worthwhile stash in mixed fantasy leagues just in case.
Mujica hurls 2 perfect frames, earns save 31 | 08/11/2013 7:46 PM
NewsEdward Mujica notched a two-inning save Sunday, his 31st overall this season, as the Cardinals beat the Cubs.
ImpactHe surrendered only one hit and didn't walk a batter. Chief hasn't allowed a run over his last 15 appearances, dating back to July 5. He's second in the National League in saves and his K/BB rate of 40/2 over 49 2/3 innings is so stunningly beautiful that Samuel Beckett could write a poem about it.
Mujica earned 28th save of the season Sunday | 07/22/2013 4:50 PM
NewsEdward Mujica earned his 28th save of the season Sunday as the Cardinals beat the Padres.
ImpactMujica hasn't allowed a run over his last nine appearances, dating back to July 5. He's second in the National League in saves and owns an insane K/BB rate (35/2 over 42 2/3 innings).
Mujica picks up win in non-save situation | 07/15/2013 12:06 AM
NewsEdward Mujica picked up the win in a non-save situation on Sunday night against the Cubs.
ImpactMujica was forced into action after Trevor Rosenthal allowed the Cubs to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. He now has a 2.20 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 26 saves since taking over the closer role. With Adam Wainwright unavailable to pitch after his start on Sunday, Mujica will be added to the NL All-Star roster.
Mujica earns 25th save as Cards beat Astros | 07/10/2013 11:56 PM
NewsEdward Mujica picked up his 25th save of the season Wednesday as the Cardinals beat the Astros.
ImpactMujica was working a sixth consecutive game (though there was one off-day in between), so Trevor Rosenthal will probably handle any save opportunities over the next few days. Mujica allowed a single and had another baserunner reach on a Daniel Descalso error at third base, but it all worked out in the end. "Chief" has a 1.80 ERA and 55/5 K/BB ratio in 65 innings since joining the Cardinals at last year's trade deadline.
Mujica gets 23rd save, Cards defeat Marlins | 07/07/2013 5:07 PM
NewsEdward Mujica earned his 23rd save of the season Sunday in the Cardinals' win over the Marlins.
ImpactMujica was helped out by some strong defensive plays in the outfield as the Cards held the Fish scoreless in the top of the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. Mujica is 2-for-2 in save opportunities since blowing his first chance of the season last Thursday in Anaheim. He has a gorgeous 2.41 ERA and 0.75 WHIP.
Mujica blows first save, Angels stun Cards | 07/05/2013 12:20 AM
NewsEdward Mujica blew his first save chance of the season and look the loss Thursday against the Angels.
ImpactMujica entered Thursday's outing a perfect 21-for-21 in save chances this season, but that all went out the window after he served up a game-tying two-run homer to Josh Hamilton. Howie Kendrick and Mark Trumbo followed with singles while Erick Aybar later delivered a two-out RBI single to end it. Mujica has been so good for this season that something like this was bound to happen some point. While it was a crushing loss for the Cardinals, there's every reason to believe that he'll get the next save chance.
Edward Mujica earns 20th save | 06/18/2013 12:16 AM
NewsDespite giving up a homer for a second straight outing, Edward Mujica picked up his 20th save in 20 chances Monday in the Cardinals' 5-2 defeat of the Cubs.
ImpactMujica gave up a homer to Marlon Byrd on Thursday and another to Darwin Barney tonight, but he's yet to allow one in a one-run game. All four homers he's given up this year have been solo shots. It helps a lot that he hasn't walked a batter since April 3.
Edward Mujica converts 18th save | 06/06/2013 10:58 PM
NewsEdward Mujica nailed down his 18th save of the season with a perfect 2/3 of an inning in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.
ImpactThe Cardinals had a 12-5 lead going into the ninth, but Mujica had to enter after the D'Backs scored twice and still had the bases loaded. He got a sac fly and strikeout to end it. "Chief" now has a pristine 1.63 ERA and 0.61 WHIP on the year.
Edward Mujica not available Thursday | 05/30/2013 5:44 PM
NewsEdward Mujica will not be available Thursday against the Royals.
Jenifer Langosch on Twitter
ImpactNot a surprise, as Mujica has notched a save in four straight games. Trevor Rosenthal could get a shot if a save opportunity arises Thursday.
Mujica earns 16th save, Cardinals top Royals | 05/28/2013 10:20 PM
NewsEdward Mujica worked a perfect ninth to pick up his 16th save of the season on Tuesday.
ImpactDespite not earning his first save until April 18, Mujica is now among the league leaders in the category. The right-hander ranks behind only Jason Grilli, Mariano Rivera and Addison Reed on the saves leaderboard. "Chief" now has a microscopic 1.96 ERA and 0.61 WHIP.
Mujica earns 13th save, Cards beat Brewers | 05/19/2013 5:04 PM
NewsEdward Mujica threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Sunday in the Cardinals' win over the Brewers.
ImpactMujica got some help from his outfield defense with both Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran contributing diving catches. Mujica now has a 1.42 ERA, 0.53 WHIP and 18/1 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season, and he's 13-for-13 in save opportunities. He should keep on rolling.
Mujica racks up 11th save, Cards beat Mets | 05/15/2013 11:39 PM
NewsEdward Mujica tossed a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday against the Mets to earn his 11th save.
ImpactMujica retired all three batters he faced in short order, needing only 12 total pitches. "Chief" now has a 1.28 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 36/4 K/BB in 42 1/3 innings since joining the Cardinals last July and is 11-for-11 in save opportunities this season. He can be a top fantasy closer all year.
Mujica collects eight save in win over MIL | 05/04/2013 7:31 PM
NewsEdward Mujica notched his eighth save of the season as the Cardinals outlasted the Brewers on Saturday.
ImpactMujica retired all three batters he faced, pushing his ERA to 2.08 and his WHIP to 0.69. He could wind up being the top waiver wire grab of the 2013 fantasy season.
Edward Mujica gives up homer, earns save | 05/01/2013 4:57 PM
NewsEdward Mujica gave up a homer Wednesday, but it didn't stop him from picking up his sixth save against the Reds.
ImpactAfter entering with a three-run lead, Mujica surrendered a solo shot to Brandon Phillips. It was just the third homer he's allowed in 37 1/3 innings as a member of the Cardinals. In 2010, he gave up 14 in 69 2/3 innings for the Padres, even with Petco Park helping him along.
Edward Mujica nails down impressive save | 04/30/2013 10:48 PM
NewsEdward Mujica recorded an impressive save Tuesday, striking out Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce in order to preserve the Cardinals' one-run victory.
ImpactMujica has benefited from not having to face the meat of the opposing teams' order in a few of his saves, but this one was no cheapie. The righty doesn't have a classic closer's repertoire, but his changeup is a nasty pitch right now and he's ridden it to five straight saves to go along with a 0.90 ERA and 0.60 WHIP.
Edward Mujica earns third save of series | 04/24/2013 4:36 PM
NewsEdward Mujica picked up his third save in three days Wednesday against the Nationals.
ImpactMujica retired all eight batters he faced in recording those saves. Of course, it helped that the eight batters he faced were Anthony Rendon x2, Danny Espinosa x2, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Desmond, Chad Tracy and Jonathan Solano. Mujica is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities this season.
Mujica notches third save as Cards beat Nats | 04/23/2013 10:03 PM
NewsEdward Mujica tallied his third save of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' win over the Nationals.
ImpactMujica entered a 2-0 game with Bryce Harper standing on second base. He got Ian Desmond to pop out to shallow right field and Chad Tracy to fly out to deep right. "Chief" has taken over the Cardinals' ninth-inning gig and is now building job security. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues.
Edward Mujica perfect for second save | 04/22/2013 10:22 PM
NewsEdward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth for a save in a 3-2 game against the Nationals on Monday.
ImpactMujica had the easier assignment tonight after Trevor Rosenthal faced the top of the order in a scoreless eighth; Mujica got the six-through-eight hitters and retired them all for his second save. Until he starts giving up homers again, Mujica should be the guy for saves in St. Louis.
Edward Mujica converts save in Cardinals' win | 04/18/2013 10:20 PM
NewsEdward Mujica nailed down a four-out save in the Cardinals' win over the Phillies Thursday.
ImpactIt wasn't an easy one. Mujica entered with two runners on in the eighth and struck Laynce Nix out with three pitches. He then allowed consecutive singles to start the ninth, leaving runners at the corners with no outs. "Chief" escaped, though, getting a ground out, a strikeout and another ground out to convert his first save since May of 2012. Mujica is the Cardinals' hottest reliever and is the guy to own for saves right now in St. Louis.
Mozeliak indicates Edward Mujica may close | 04/18/2013 11:49 AM
NewsAsked Thursday morning about the Cardinals' ninth-inning gig, general manager John Mozeliak noted that Edward Mujica is the "most senior guy" and "fearless."
ImpactMitchell Boggs has been terrible at closer and Trevor Rosenthal hasn't been much better in a setup role, so the Cardinals could look to Mujica for their next save opportunity. Mujica, 28, boasts a 1.15 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 26/4 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings since moving from the Marlins to the Cardinals late last summer. He needs to be scooped up in all standard fantasy leagues.
Mujica could be tried at closer for Cardinals | 04/15/2013 9:10 AM
NewsCardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Sunday that Edward Mujica might be tried at closer.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactMitchell Boggs has been awful in place of the injured Jason Motte (elbow) and Trevor Rosenthal hasn't been much better in a setup role. "Right now, Mujica's making good pitches and getting the big outs when we need them," Matheny told reporters on Sunday evening. The right-hander is worth adding right now in most fantasy leagues.
Edward Mujica avoids arbitration | 01/18/2013 3:36 PM
NewsCardinals avoided arbitration with RHP Edward Mujica by agreeing to a one-year contract.
ImpactFinancials aren't available at this time. Mujica, who was arbitration-eligible for the final time, posted a 3.03 ERA over 70 appearances in 2012 and will help set up for the Cards again in 2013.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.2||3 times-last: vs. Bal||last: Jul 5||2.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||2||5 times-last: vs. ChN||last: Jul 2||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||93.2||2009 (SD)|
|Games Started||4||2009 (SD)|
|Hits Allowed||101||2009 (SD)|
|Runs Allowed||47||2009 (SD)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||41||2009 (SD)|
|Home Runs Allowed||14||2 times-last: 2010 (SD)|
|Earned Run Average||2.78*||2013 (StL)|