Edward Mujica

Source: Edward Mujica designated for assignment

Rob Bradford
May 07, 2015 - 6:23 am

According to a major league source, the Red Sox have designated reliever Edward Mujica for assignment after a year and just over a month with the team. While the corresponding move isn't yet clear, it's worth noting Matt Barnes was scratched from his start on Wednesday with Triple-A Pawtucket and pitched out of the bullpen instead. He is eligible to be recalled, as he's been in the minors 10 days after being sent optioned. Mujica has a 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 innings this season. When acquired from St. Louis before last year, he was expected to be the backup closer for Koji Uehara, but this season he was often the first reliever out of the bullpen looking to eat up innings. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe was first to report the news. For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.