Aug 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica (44) throws to a Atlanta Braves batter during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Atlanta 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Edward Mujica, Red Sox agree to 2-year deal

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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