Boxscore Breakdown #158: Self-Inflicted – A’s 8, Angels 7

The Athletics gave the Angels every opportunity to win Wednesday afternoon. They put Barry Zito on the mound for four innings, pitted five right-handed hitters against Garrett Richards rather than go with their typically platoon-heavy lineup, had Edward Mujica—whom the Halos have torched this year—throw out of the bullpen yet again, made two errors on the field, and had the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels win sixth straight on walk-off, keep pressure on Texas

  Pinch-hitter David Murphy drove a bases-loaded single into left field to end it, and the Los Angeles Angels kept the pressure on in the AL wild-card race with their sixth consecutive victory, 5-4 over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Albert Pujols tied it with his 558th career homer in the sixth inning for the Angels, who have won nine of 11 during their majors-best 17-8...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 20: SAGNOFs Lament

Here's what I don't like about SAGNOF.  Writing about crappy relief pitchers is a large part of what the SAGNOF Special is about, because Saves Ain't Got No Face sometimes means there are a lot of terrible relievers in a position to get saves.  The past week or so has been rough as we've seen Tommy Kahnle and Edward Mujica get pounded.  For that matter, the performance of the...
Via Razzball
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Mujica shows grit, makes tough play despite fractured thumb

Reliever Edward Mujica has been a much-needed reliable bullpen arm since joining the Oakland A's a few weeks back - but now they'll be without him for a bit. In a circumstance that more or less defines the unlucky 2015 A's, Mujica left Thursday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with what would eventually be announced as a thumb fracture. Despite it all, however, Mujica showed some serious...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Reliever Edward Mujica Fractures Thumb, Headed To DL

The promising start to Edward Mujica’s tenure with the Oakland A’s hit a snag Thursday night. The right-handed reliever, whom the Boston Red Sox traded to the A’s earlier this month for cash considerations, was struck by a line drive during Oakland’s 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Mujica was able to corral the ball and fire to first for the out, but he was in obvious pain...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Orioles back in Baltimore, Gordon returns to LA

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- BACK IN BALTIMORE The Orioles play at Camden Yards for the first time since April 29, when they held a game without fans because of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore hosts Toronto to begin a nine-game homestand. ''I think everybody's anxiously looking forward to getting back and getting on the...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mujica To Oakland, Craig To Pawtucket

Those rumored roster changes have begun. The Red Sox traded Edward Mujica to the Oakland A's for (almost literally) a bucket of balls. In addition, they optioned Allen Craig to AAA Pawtucket. Other spikes are likely to drop as well. Stay tuned.
Via FenwayNation
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Essential
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade reliever Edward Mujica to Athletics

SEATTLE (AP) The Boston Red Sox have traded reliever Edward Mujica and cash to the Oakland Athletics for either a player to be named or cash considerations. The deal was announced Saturday night while the A's were playing at Seattle. Mujica, who turns 31 on Sunday, was traded a day after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox. He was 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA in 11 games. Mujica...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Pitcher Edward Mujica To Oakland Athletics For PTBNL

The Boston Red Sox have traded relief pitcher Edward Mujica to the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The team confirmed the trade via Twitter. #RedSox today traded RHP Edward Mujica and cash considerations to the Oakland A's in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 10, 2015 Mujica was designated for...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica’s DFA Opens Door For Matt Barnes’ Emergence With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Expect the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen to pack a little more punch going forward. Edward Mujica was designated for assignment Thursday, according to multiple reports. The move all but ends a lackluster Red Sox tenure for the veteran reliever while seemingly opening the door for hard-throwing right-hander Matt Barnes. Red Sox...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox designate Edward Mujica for assignment

It is no secret to any fan of the MLB the the Boston Red Sox have not been pitching well at all this season. Thursday afternoon they said goodbye to one of their worst bullpen arms statistically.
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Edward Mujica Designated For Assignment By Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Firing pitching coach Juan Nieves wasn’t the Boston Red Sox’s only move to shake things up. The Red Sox designated reliever Edward Mujica for assignment Thursday, according to multiple reports. The move could pave the way for Boston to recall Matt Barnes, who shifted from the rotation to the bullpen Wednesday at Triple...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox dismiss Nieves, DFA Mujica

Following Wednesday night’s debacle that saw Red Sox pitching issue nine walks in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, Boston general manager Ben Cherington made two moves to address a pitching staff that is last in the American League in most statistical categories, including a 4.86 ERA. The club dismissed pitching coach Juan Nieves. In addition, right-handed reliever Edward Mujica was designated...
Via Baseball News Source
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News - Red Sox DFA Edward Mujica

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy NESN.comAccording to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe the Red Sox have designated relief pitcher Edward Mujica for assignment.Early speculation is that Matt Barnes, recently moved to the bullpen in AAA Pawtucket, will be called up to take Mujica's roster spot. Sources: Red Sox designate Edward Mujica for assignment http://t.co/xUS2x5uNC2...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Edward Mujica, Red Sox Drilling Jacoby Ellsbury Is ‘Fishy’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is skeptical. While Girardi didn’t directly accuse Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica of intentionally plunking Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park, the skipper wondered aloud when asked about the beaning following New York’s...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Takes Jabs At Red Sox After Being Plunked In Tense Game

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury waited until after the game to throw punches. Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica plunked Ellsbury on the back side in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park. It seemed like retaliation for Yankees starter Adam Warren drilling Hanley Ramirez in the sixth inning, and Ellsbury took some shots...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Joe Kelly Beat Up By Yankees In Tense 8-5 Loss At Fenway

BOSTON — The New York Yankees swept the hometown club right out of the ballpark. The Bronx Bombers beat up on the Red Sox early Sunday en route to an 8-5 win at Fenway Park. Boston fought back later in the contest, but it wasn’t nearly enough to avoid a three-game sweep. The Red Sox have lost three straight for the first time in 2015. They’ll also close the book on their...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston’s Bullpen Being Thrown Into Fire Too Frequently

This embed is invalid" /> Once the leakage began, there was no stopping it. The Boston Red Sox’s ship started sinking in the sixth inning Wednesday after smooth sailing for the first five frames. The Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to steal the middle game of the teams’ three-game set at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox built a 5-1 lead...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica: ‘I Don’t Think I Made Bad Pitches’ Vs. Rays (Video)

No relief pitcher has given up more home runs than Edward Mujica. The Boston Red Sox right-hander gave up his third home run of the season Wednesday, tied for the most of any reliever in all of Major League Baseball. This time the homer was surrendered to Jake Elmore, who was just recalled from the minors before Wednesday’s game. The home run  — the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Explains Why Red Sox Teammates Call Him ‘The Chief’

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson had just wrapped up his first start of 2015 when he praised the work of “The Chief.” It was obvious Masterson was referring to Boston Red Sox teammate Edward Mujica, as the veteran reliever was impressive in recording the final three outs against the Philadelphia Phillies. But Mujica’s nickname was somewhat...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Mujica’s The Man…For Now

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to enter into a drawing for a free copy of OOTP16. Just follow the steps below: The drawing will take place a week from today on April 1st. Step 1: Give a written review the Profcast on iTunes (not just a star rating). Step 2. Fill out the entry form. Step 3. Sit tight, and hope you get lucky! If you’ve already submitted...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica is Your Closer, Sandy Leon is Your Catcher, I am Your Bartender

The story on Christian Vazquez got a little bit bleaker today, with the Red Sox putting their strapping young catcher on the 60-day DL. To fill the void, the Sox picked up Sandy Leon from the Nationals, a catcher so good, John Travolta once sang about him. That’s a bit of sad news, as I liked watching Vazquez play and his increasing comfort behind the plate raised my hopes for...
Via Surviving Grady
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Ready For Red Sox’s Closer Role If Koji Uehara Can’t Go

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was noncommittal Thursday when discussing who could be the team’s closer if/when Koji Uehara is unavailable. Edward Mujica, however, is very committed to being ready if his name is called. “For me, confidence is an important thing,” Mujica told the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Sox Consider A Papelbon Return?

Papelbon Flying High In 2007Koji Uehara, our 40-year-old closer, is hurting. Edward Mujica—his likely sub—is a crap shoot. Matt Barnes—the young stud who could fill-in—has been spotty this Spring. So, there's a case to be made for bringing back Jonathan Papelbon, right? The mere suggestion has brought on a torrent of controversy in The Nation. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford asked...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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