Edward Mujica RP BOS 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 8 Months

Jason Mastrodonato of Masslive.com reports that Edward Mujica declared his shoulder "100 percent fine".

Mujica underwent a physical on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the Red Sox, and it doesn't appear that there were any red flags to prevent the deal from happening. The 29-year-old hurler dealt with shoulder fatigue near the end of the regular season, but it doesn't seem like it will be an issue moving forward. Expect Mujica to be second in line for saves in what's shaping up to be a very strong Red Sox bullpen.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 8 Months

Red Sox signed Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million contract.

The two sides reached an agreement earlier in the week, the official announcement was just pending a physical which Mujica took on Thursday. He's likely to work in the eighth inning as a setup man in front of closer Koji Uehara.

Edward Mujica RP BOS 8 Months

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Red Sox have signed free agent right-hander Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal.

The contract is only pending a physical, which is scheduled for Thursday. Mujica fell apart down the stretch for the Cardinals this fall, but he was unhittable for most of the summer and the Red Sox will hope that he can recapture the magic on his split-change with a full offseason of rest. Mujica joins closer Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa and Craig Breslow in what could be a very good Boston bullpen again in 2014.