Red Sox trade Edward Mujica to Athletics

The Oakland Athletics have acquired RHP Edward Mujica and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a club announcement. Mujica was designated for assignment on Thursday.

Mujica, 25, is represented by Octagon. Mujica has enjoyed a rough season so far with the Red Sox, posting a 4.61 ERA, with a record of 1-1, striking out 8 hitters, having pitched in 13.2 innings. Mujica has appeared in a total of 11 games so far this season.

Mujica was signed to a two-year, $9.5MM deal by the Red Sox during the 2013-14 offseason after he left the Cardinals on free agency. He was the team’s closer and was very highly thought of, having pitched quickly and effectively over a two-year period with the club.

Over the course of his ten-year career, Mujica owns a 3.79 ERA, having struck out 401 hitters in 513.0 innings. Mujica will look to re-establish the old him, fix up his mechanics, and extend his time period on the mound in what he hopes is a bounce back season with his new club in Oakland.

Mujica joins a strong A’s bullpen full of talent that continues to improve, getting the team back to their winning ways which could help them significantly as they make their run for a spot in the 2015 playoffs.

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