Edward Mujica

Red Sox trade right-handed reliever Edward Mujica to Oakland A's

John Tomase
May 09, 2015 - 7:31 pm

The Red Sox on Saturday night announced that they've traded right-handed reliever Edward Mujica and cash to the A's for a player to be named later, or cash. Mujica was designated for assignment on Friday after a rough start to the season. In 11 appearances, Mujica went 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA. He allowed 15 hits and walked three while striking out eight in 13.2 innings. Mujica never found his stride with the Red Sox after signing a two-year deal in December of 2013. In 75 games with the Red Sox, the former Cardinals All-Star went 3-5 with eight saves and a 4.03 ERA. He also proved unreliable in late innings over each of the last two seasons, particularly at the start of each campaign. He opened this year as the interim closer with Koji Uehara on the disabled list, but the lasting memory of Mujica in a Red Sox uniform will likely be the game-tying solo homer he allowed against the Yankees with two outs in the ninth on April 10, opening the door for what became a 19-inning Red Sox victory. That the A's would acquire Mujica should come as no surprise. Oakland relievers have already lost nine games, dropping the A's to last place in the AL West.