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54 Edward Mujica RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 5/10/1984 | Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 26/19 | Average Draft Position: 255.30
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Edward Mujica picks up a save Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Red Sox closer Edward Mujica picked up his seventh save Friday against the Orioles. 

Mujica entered with a two-run lead, and managed to shut the door. After quickly getting a groundout, Mujica allowed a single against the second batter he faced. That was quickly erased, as he picked up a game-ending double play. It was Mujica's seventh save of the year. 


Edward Mujica makes quick work of Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) 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
(9/12/2014) 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
(9/6/2014) 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
(9/5/2014) 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
(8/31/2014) 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.


Edward Mujica steps up in place of Koji Uehara


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) With Red Sox closer Koji Uehara having pitched four times in the previous five days, Boston turned to reliever Edward Mujica to close out Wednesday's 5-4 win at Cincinnati. Mujica ran into a little bit of trouble, but he closed out the game to earn his third save.

Mujica gave up back-to-back singles to open the inning, but he would strand both runners as he retired the next three batters in order. He had a strikeout of Ramon Santiago among the three outs.


Edward Mujica gets rare save vs. Twins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) With Koji Euhara unavailable, the Red Sox turned to Edward Mujica to close out Tuesday's game against the Twins.

Mujica got the job done easily, saving a 2-1 win while facing just three batters. He struck out two hitters on 14 pitches for the save, his second of the season.

Mujica has an ugly 6.04 ERA on the season, but has allowed a run in just one of his last 10 outings. 


Edward Mujica records one out as Indians walk off


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica's streak of five straight scoreless outings came to an end Wednesday, as he melted down in extra innings in a 7-4 loss to the Indians.

Mujica struck out the first batter he faced, but the Indians figured him out from that point on. He allowed consecutive singles before Asdrubal Cabrera ended the game with a three-run, walk-off home run in the 12th inning.

Mujica took the loss to drop his record to 2-2. He has been a disaster for the Red Sox since signing as a free agent, as he now holds a 7.29 ERA in 21 innings of work.  


Edward Mujica earns win Monday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica picked up a win Monday, needing just nine pitches to work around a walk in the sixth inning of his team's 8-6 win over the Braves.

Mujica (2-1) watched the offense break a 6-6 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh after delivering his scoreless inning. Despite the positive appearance and record, he owns a 6.63 ERA and 12:5 K:BB ratio in 19 innings.


Edward Mujica cleared to pitch Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica tossed a bullpen session Tuesday, to test his sore oblique. According to The Boston Globe, Mujica got through the session without incident and has been cleared to pitch moving forward, meaning he will avoid a trip to the disabledlist. 

Edward Mujica to throw off mound Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said reliever Edward Mujica (oblique) will throw off a mound Tuesday. 

"We'll see how he responds to test," Farrell said. "He went through some treatment and activity (Monday)."


Edward Mujica avoids DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica, who's dealing with an oblique injury, won't go on the disabled list and remains day to day, reports WEEI.com. Mujica is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA and one save in 11 appearances.

Edward Mujica dealing with oblique discomfort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica didn't appear in Saturday's 6-3 win over the A's, but did suffer an oblique injury, WEEI radio in Boston reports. Mujica experienced some discomfort while warming up in the eighth inning.

"I was just warming up. I threw one changeup and I just felt a little bit," Mujica said. "I talked to the bullpen coach [Dana Levangie] and asked him to make a phone call. I didn't feel comfortable and they changed it up right there."

Edward Mujica strikes out only batter faced in win over O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica struck out the only batter he faced on Sunday, but managed to get the win in his team's 6-5 victory over the Orioles. Mujica owns a 9.53 ERA, a 1.94 WHIP along with 5:2 K:BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings pitched.

Edward Mujica steps in for Koji Uehara, collects save vs. Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) With Koji Uehara dealing with a stiff shoulder, Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica stepped in his place and collected his first save of the season Friday night against the Yankees.

Mujica made quick work of the Yankees, needing only 13 pitches -- along with a strikeout -- to retire the side in order, clinching a 4-2 win. He has allowed four runs over his first 3 1/3 innings pitched this season.

Edward Mujica dealing with decreased velocity


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica is dealing with decreased velocity to start the season, according to WEEI.

In his first two appearances of the season, Mujica has averaged just 90.10 mph with his fastball. At this time last season, he was hitting 92.89 mph consistently. Mujica struggled mightily in his last appearance, surrendering four runs against the Brewers Friday. Despite the issues, he's still expected to serve as the backup closer when Koji Uehara is unable to go.


Edward Mujica drilled in first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica's second appearance of the season didn't go so well, as he was hit hard in a 6-2 loss to the Brewers.

Mujica took the loss after entering a 2-2 game and allowing four runs without finishing an inning. He recorded two outs while allowing four earned runs on four hits before being pulled.

Mujica recorded just one last a year ago, so it didn't even take a full week for him to match that total. He has allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings through two appearances. 


Red Sox won't have one primary setup reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said he won't designate one reliever to be the primary setup man for closer Koji Uehara. Farrell said Junichi Tazawa and Edward Mujica with both be used in the setup role.

"I think they're going to have similar roles. When you have multiple guys with similar talents, we can keep guys a little bit more fresh early on where you can rotate some guys through," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "We know with what both guys are coming off of, high number of appearances last year. We'd like to think we can alternate game to game rather than going back to back earlier in the year. That way we can keep guys more fresh, the deeper we go into the season."


Red Sox land Edward Mujica


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) Yahoo! Sports reports that relief pitcher Edward Mujica has agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million deal with the Red Sox.

Mujica saved 37 games for the Cardinals in 2013 before losing the closer role to Trevor Rosenthal late in the year. He had a 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings on the season but an 11.05 ERA, 2.73 WHIP and 3.7 strikeouts per nine innings over 10 appearances in September. He'll likely set up for Koji Uehara in Boston.


Four teams in on Edward Mujica


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) According to SB Nation, the Phillies, Orioles, Indians and Cubs all have shown interest in signing free agent reliever Edward Mujica.

The former Cardinals closer is expected to reel in a three-year deal while filling a late-inning role next season.


Phillies strongly pursuing Edward Mujica, other relievers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) The Phillies are strongly pursuing potential eighth-inning relievers, including Edward Mujica, Yahoo! Sports reports. The team is believed to be willing to commit to a three-year contract for the right setup man.

Mujica excelled as the Cardinals closer for much of the 2013 season, finishing the year with 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 46:5 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings as well as 37 saves.


Five Cardinals declare free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to outfielder Carlos Beltran, who was extended a qualifying offer, and starting pitcher Jake Westbrook, who had his mutual option declined, Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica, shortstop Rafael Furcal and starting pitcher Chris Carpenter have filed for free agency.

Furcal, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has already attracted interest from the Mets. Carpenter is expected to retire.


Edward Mujica makes postseason roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) Cardinals pitcher Edward Mujica has made the team's National League Division Series roster. Mujica, who saved 37 games in the regular season, surrendered nine earned runs in 7 1/3 innings during September and was removed from the closer role.

Mujica isn't likely to pitch in high-leverage situations after struggling at the end of a season in which he posted a 2.78 ERA and 46:5 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. Trevor Rosenthal, who recorded saves on three straight days in a late-September series against the Nationals, is likely to serve as the team's closer throughout the postseason.


Cardinals will mix and match at closer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) The Cardinals will play the matchups at closer going forward, according to MLB Network Radio. 

Manager Mike Matheny said there's "no master plan" on how they will proceed. He said it will be based on many factors, including how how each player feels that day. Edward Mujica was being used as the team's closer, but was recently demoted. Trevor Rosenthal was called upon to close out the game Monday.