Edward Mujica RP OAK 1 month ago

Mujica was re-signed to a minor league contract by the Phillies on Wednesday, Ryan Lawrence of The Philly Voice reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica signed a minor league contract with the Phillies one day after being released by the team. He struggled in 2015 with the A's, pitching 33.2 innings with a 4.81 ERA. This spring, the 31-year-old has posted a 2.16 ERA during 8.1 innings of action. With 494 appearances on the mound in the majors, Mujica can provide organizational depth for the Phillies bullpen. Mujica will report to minor league camp on Thursday.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 1 month ago

The Phillies released Mujica on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica pitched well this spring, but the Phillies decided to go in another direction. He should find interest from other clubs in need of relief help.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 1 month ago

Mujica expects to learn Tuesday morning if the Phillies plan to add him to their Opening Day roster, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica gave the Phillies notice Saturday that he was opting out of his minor league contract. The Phillies have until Tuesday to decide whether to add him to their roster. Mujica has allowed two runs and four hits in 8.1 innings with a 7:2 K:BB ratio this spring.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 2 months ago

Mujica has a March 26 out clause in his contract with the Phillies, the team's official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica has tossed four scoreless innings this spring and looks to be on his way to earning a roster spot with the Phillies. He could also be in the mix for closing duties if David Hernandez gets hurt again before Opening Day.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 5 months ago

Mujica signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, which includes an invite to spring training, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica has saved at least one game in the big leagues in four straight seasons, so it would be unwise to count him out, despite declining stuff. Last year he split time between the Red Sox and the A's and compiled a 4.75 ERA and just 30 strikeouts in 47.1 innings.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 7 months ago

Mujica (leg) tossed a scoreless inning in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica had not pitched in two weeks prior to Sunday's game, but he was able to get back on the mound after recovering from his leg injury. He figures to pitch in middle relief the rest of the way.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 7 months ago

Mujica (leg) threw off a mound Wednesday and could pitch again this season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica has been out since Sept. 14 with a mysterious leg injury, however manager Bob Melvin believes the 31-year-old could pitch again for the A's this season. If he returns, it's unlikely he will pitch in any high-leverage situations, however it's still a positive sign for Mujica considering he was supposed to be out for a considerable amount of time.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 8 months ago

Mujica (leg) will be out "a while," reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Obviously that's a rather vague assessment, but it looks as though Mujica will be held out of baseball activity for the next several days. With the A's well out of contention in the AL, they don't have much of an incentive to rush him back with only a few weeks remaining in the season.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 8 months ago

Mujica was removed in the fifth inning of Sunday's game with an apparent leg injury, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mujica recorded one out in the inning before exiting, and was replaced by Arnold Leon. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but the team should provide an update at some point.

Edward Mujica RP OAK 10 months ago

In his first appearance off the DL, Mujica took the loss, allowing three runs (only one earned) in 0.1 innings.

Mujica entered the game with the bases loaded and a four run lead and proceeded to give up a laser to Mike Trout that was dropped by Ben Zobrist followed by a grand slam to Albert Pujols. It was a tough spot for Mujica to be dropped into in his return from the DL, but he definitely did not fool either of the future Hall of Famers.