We all know the saying “if you can’t beat them, join them”, and that’s exactly what Edward Mujica is doing.
According to Yahoo Sports, the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox have signed the former St. Louis Cardinal toa two year deal. The deal is said to be worth around $9.5 million, which is decent for two years.
Mujica had himself a great season for the St. Louis Cardinals as he posted a 2.78 ERA, 46 strike outs, 37 saves and a 1.01 WHIP.
The 29 year old Venezuelan pitcher was becoming a hot topic this off-season as he picked up some interest from a handful of teams.
I figured whoever picked him up would put him in a closer’s role, but that won’t happen in Boston. The Red Sox have Koji Uehara holding down that spot. So Mujica will add some depth to this bullpen and could pick up the set up role.
Mujica will undergo a physical today then the deal will be official.
Great sign by the Boston Red Sox.