It has been announced on Saturday that the Red Sox and relief pitcher Edward Mujica have greed to a 2-year deal worth a reported $9.5 million.
From ESPN Boston,
The 29-year-old Mujica was the closer for a time with the St. Louis Cardinals this past season but lost the job in September and was not a factor in the postseason, making just two appearances.
Over his eight-year career, which has spanned four teams, Mujica has struck out 350 and has walked just 68 in 381 innings.
Mujica joins a strong Red Sox bullpen that’s already in good shape at closer (Koji Uehara) and in setup roles (Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow), though he could join the late-innings mix.
Last season, Mujica had an ERA of 2.78, with 37 saves and 46 strike outs. He had a productive season which helped the St. Louis Cardinals reach the playoffs in the first place, albeit Mujica didn’t really have a postseason presence.
How will Mujica’s signing help the Red Sox bullpen? Will he be able to help the team remain as World Series contenders?
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