|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||72.00||5.00||3.00||3.00||3.00||1.04||56.00||11.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 2.2||0||0|| 0.00||2||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 25.0||0||0|| 5.04||0||3||18|
|vs RHB|| 32.0||0||0|| 3.38||0||10||22|
|Last 10 Games|
|Edward Mujica makes quick work of Royals |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/14) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica made quick work of the Royals for the save Friday night. Mujican needed nine pitches to close out a 4-2 victory. He has converted six saves, with a 4.11 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 57 innings of relief.
|Edward Mujica has 1-2-3 inning to close out Kansas City |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica needed only nine pitches to retire the side in order for the save Thursday night at Kansas City. He has converted five saves, with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 56 innings of relief.
|Edward Mujica picks up fourth save Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/14) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica picked up his fourth save Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Mujica entered the game with a one-run lead. He entered the contest with a man on first and one out. Mujica induced a flyout for the second out of the inning. He then walked Jose Bautista, putting men on first and second. Mujica was able to work out of the jam, picking up a strikeout against Juan Francisco to end the game.
|Edward Mujica in, Koji Uehara out as Red Sox closer |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/5/14) Right-hander Edward Mujica has been named the new Red Sox closer in place of struggling Koji Uehara, who has been shut down for a short time.
Mujica has three saves as an occasional replacement for Uehara. He has given up just two earned runs since July 24, but both were allowed in five appearances over the last two weeks.
John Farrell said Uehara will return to the mound after "a couple of days" down, per the Providence Journal.
|Red Sox plan to reduce outings for two RPs, including closer |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday closer Koji Uehara and reliever Junichi Tazawa will not be shut down in September, but he plans to limit their appearances over the final weeks of the season, per The Boston Globe. Edward Mujica would close on the days Uehara is not available.
Tazawa has appeared in a team-high 63 games out of the bullpen. Uehera is third among Boston relievers with 59 appearances and is 14 1/3 innings away from tying his career high in the majors, which he set last season.
|For most of 2013, Edward Mujica looked like he'd be one of the first relievers selected in 2014. After Mitchell Boggs bombed, he was a surprise choice to fill in for injured closer Jason Motte and immediately took to the role, piling up 26 saves with a 2.20 ERA and incredible 0.73 WHIP before the All-Star break. He was sort of like the first-half version of Koji Uehara, if you can believe it. So perhaps it's only fitting that he'll be setting up for Uehara after signing a two-year deal with the Red Sox this offseason. Why couldn't he land a closer gig anywhere? Things took an ugly turn for him in September. Though tightness behind his right shoulder probably had something to do with it, he allowed nine earned runs on 18 hits in 7 1/3 innings for the month, losing the closer role to Trevor Rosenthal and making only two appearances in the playoffs. Entering his age-39 season, Uehara's health is no guarantee. If something happens to him, Mujica would be the most logical choice to fill in now that he's shown he can handle the role. But as a middle reliever, he's more of an AL-only option on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Charlie Morton|
|9/17/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|9/18/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/19/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|9/20/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|9/21/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|9/23/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
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