Edward Mujica RP BOS 7 Days

Mujica picked up the save Wednesday, allowing two hits and no runs in a scoreless inning against the Reds.

Mujica was the choice to close out the game because Koji Uehara had worked in each of the last four games.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 8 Days

Mujica made his eighth straight scoreless appearance in Tuesday night's win over the Reds. He picked up his second consecutive hold.

We never thought we'd see Mujica getting set up innings, but he's earned manager John Farrell's trust with his recent streak. In the past eight outings, Mujica's allowed four hits and one walk in 6.2 innings.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 10 Days

Mujica recorded just his second hold of the season Sunday, pitching a scoreless inning in a win over the Angels.

Mujica has gone seven straight appearances without allowing a run, his longest stretch of success, to lower his season ERA to 4.64.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 3 Months

Edward Mujica gave up a three-run homer after getting just one out in the 12th inning Wednesday against the Indians.

That's five homers allowed for Mujica this year. He's been terribly ineffective in the first season of a two-year, $9 million contract, amassing a 7.29 ERA to date. Furthermore, he doesn't have a single hold in his 22 appearances.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 4 Months

Edward Mujica (oblique) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and has been cleared to return to action.

Mujica was unavailable for a couple of games because of oblique tightness. The right-hander has surrendered 10 earned runs in 10 innings this season for Boston.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 4 Months

Edward Mujica is dealing with a tight oblique.

It kept him from pitching in the ninth inning Saturday against the A's. Mujica will be examined on Sunday. If a strain is diagnosed, a disabled list stint could follow.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 4 Months

Edward Mujica took a blown save after giving up a run in the 10th inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

Last year, Mujica took his first loss and blown save of the season on July 4. By that time, he had already pitched 34 1/3 innings. This year, he already has one of each. One wonders how much longer he'll be trusted as Koji Uehara's fallback.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 4 Months

Edward Mujica -- not Koji Uehara -- pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch a save against the Yankees on Friday.

Uehara experienced some slight shoulder soreness while playing catch Friday, so the Red Sox decided to hold him out. It's being called precautionary and there are no plans to send him for tests right now, but Mujica will close until he's ready to return. Pick him up where available in fantasy leagues.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 5 Months

Edward Mujica picked up his first save of the spring Tuesday against the Rays.

There have been no indications of any lingering shoulder problems for Mujica after he was rendered a non-factor during the postseason last year. He's allowed one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings this spring.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 6 Months

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Edward Mujica and possibly Andrew Miller would be the first choices to close if Koji Uehara is unavailable.

Mujica functioned as the Cardinals' closer for most of last season, so it's not surprising that Farrell considers him next in line for saves. However, Miller's control would likely prevent him from being trusted as a full-time closer. Of course, the Red Sox are hoping that Uehara will stay healthy for the entire season.