Red Sox agree to terms with reliever Edward Mujica

Rob Bradford
December 05, 2013 - 7:06 am

According to a major league source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with relief pitcher Edward Mujica for what Yahoo! Sports is reporting is a two-year, $9.5 million deal. The completion of the deal is pending a physical. Mujica has the capability to pitch in a late-inning role, having served as the Cardinals' closer for much of the 2013 season before losing the job to Trevor Rosenthal. The 29-year-old did battle second-half injuries, dealing with a groin injury. "My groin was bothering me, but I was trying to keep going, trying to help the team win. But you know, it [didn't] happen," he told reporters during the World Series. The righty had turned in stellar first half for the Cardinals in '13, making the National League All-Star team. During that stretch he limited batters to a .188 batting average, striking out 25 and walking just one in collecting 26 saves. Mujica is known as one of the premier strike-throwers in the game, having walked just 68 batters in 439 1/3 career innings. This will be Mujica's fifth organization. Yahoo! Sports was first to report the agreement.