There are reports swirling around the league that the Boston Red Sox could move relief pitcher Edward Mujica. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the team has “expressed a willingness” to trade Mujica.
Source: #Red Sox in recent days have expressed a willingness to move RH reliever Edward Mujica, who will earn $4.75M this season.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2015
Last season, Mujica pitched in 64 games and had an ERA of 3.90. He was an All Star in 2013 and had a career in saves with 37. The 30-year old veteran has become expendable after the Red Sox acquired two relievers in Robbie Ross and Alexi Ogando.
Mujica signed a two-year deal worth $9.5 million back in 2013 and is expected to make $4.75 million this year. With a bullpen that seems to being overly crowed, Mujica could be the odd man out. He could fit with teams like the Toronto Blue Jays or Texas Rangers.
If Boston is able to find a trade partner soon, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Mujica wearing different colors next season.