Boston Red Sox’s Future Closer: Who Could Fill Role After Koji Uehara?

Koji Uehara and the Boston Red Sox are going to part ways at some point in the near future. It might not be this offseason. It might not even be next offseason. But Uehara is a free agent who is turning 40 before Opening Day. The good times can’t last forever. The Red Sox need to start planning for Uehara’s inevitable departure. There’s obviously a chance Boston could sign...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pat Neshek on Edward Mujica’s Trail?

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek allowed the game-winning solo home run to Los Angeles Dodgers right-fielder Matt Kemp in the eighth inning Saturday night. It extended a series of rough outings by the right-hander onto the national stage, as St. Louis lost a chance to return home with a dominating 2-0 lead in the National League Division Series. I am not down on Neshek....
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica (RP, BOS) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues (if you need saves) ANALYSIS: With the Red Sox out of contention, Koji Uehara was shut down for the remainder of the season. Edward Mujica has stepped into the closer’s role, making him the latest edition to our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Tonight he nailed down his 4th save […]
Via RotoBaller
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Effective In Closer Role Amid Koji Uehara’s Struggles (Video)

It is unclear who will be the closing pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the future. Koji Uehara has been struggling of late, and Edward Mujica — who’s signed through 2015 — has been effective in his place. And as The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham pointed out, Uehara isn’t a lock to return to Boston when he becomes a free agent at the conclusion of the season. Check out...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Edward Mujica Looking Forward To Closing Games (Video)

Edward Mujica is taking over the closer role for the Boston Red Sox on a temporary basis, which will give usual closer Koji Uehara a little break after pitching a lot of innings over the last two seasons. Mujica closed for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, so he knows the closer role well and how it differs from being a setup or middle relief pitcher. Check out the video above to...
Via NESN.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh, the Uehara! Koji Removed as Closer

Koji Uehara has been removed from the closer role temporarily after surrendering two homers in a blown save on Thursday night. This was just the latest in the series of unfortunate innings. In his last six appearances he's given up a total of 10 runs and 14 hits. Owners know Uehara has been very un-Koji like for a while now, posting a 5.09 ERA in 17.2 innings since the All...
Via Razzball
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Would You Trust This Man With Your Team’s Lead?

Hell, I would. Look at the way he’s holding that baby. The man knows from keeping **** safe from the horrible, horrible world we live in. And the more I look at this photo of a shirtless Edward Mujica holding a baby — let those words sink in a bit — the more I’m convinced that he’s just the man to replace Koji Uehara as closer for the final, meaningless, twenty-something...
Via Surviving Grady
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Edward Mujica Starting To Salvage First Season In Boston

Mike Napoli said it best following Wednesday’s game: The Boston Red Sox are playing better baseball. The Red Sox wrapped up an eight-game, three-city road trip with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Boston won five games on the excursion, marking the club’s first winning road trip of more than three games this season. The Red Sox return to Fenway...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Coming On Strong After Early-Season Struggles (Video)

This is the Edward Mujica the Boston Red Sox thought they were getting when they signed him to a two-year contract this past offseason. The veteran reliever has struggled in his first season in Boston, but the right-hander is starting to find himself. That’s led to his best run of the entire season. Red Sox manager John Farrell showed his trust in Mujica when he turned to him late...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: To Trade or Keep?

Well, it’s that time of year. Trade Deadline Week. One of the most hectic, weird, and mostly unpleasant times of the sports year. The Red Sox, after making a nice run two weeks ago, have fallen down once again, sitting 9 games under .500. What was the sad possibility gnawing at the back of our heads is now the simple truth: the season is over, it’s all about April 2015 now. But...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Edward Mujica Showing Improvement Following Shaky Start

BOSTON — The Red Sox have scored three runs over their last 18 innings, yet they have two wins to show for it. The Red Sox, who earned a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins in Monday’s series opener at Fenway Park, picked up a 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s middle game. Boston again rode a solid pitching performance to a favorable result despite the offense failing to do much damage...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mujica's Struggles Continue

The Red Sox had so much hope they Edward Mujica would be able to add a great piece to their bullpen when they singed him to a two-year $9 million dollar deal.
Via CLNS Radio
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ump laughs at Edward Mujica's pitiful pickoff attempt

Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica attempted to pick off a Tigers baserunner at second base on Sunday night but, unfortunately for Mujica, his throw was juuuuuust a bit outside. So far off target, in fact, that he almost drilled the second base umpire, who couldn’t control his laughter as a result. Pretty hilarious…but probably more so if you’re not a Red Sox fan. Check out more...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox reliever makes worst pickoff throw ever (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Edward Mujica made possibly the worst pickoff throw ever during Saturday's game at Fenway Park against Detroit.Mujica had just came into the game in the top of the sixth with one out and Tigers runner Rajai Davis on second base. After throwing his first pitch, Mujica attempted to pick off Davis at second base...
Via Holdout Sports
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Edward Mujica Likely Avoiding DL After Bullpen At Fenway Park

BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica, who has been dealing with right oblique discomfort, threw a bullpen session Tuesday at Fenway Park. Mujica felt a pinch in his side while warming up in the bullpen before the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. The right-hander threw from 90 feet Sunday, received treatment during Monday’s off day and looks...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Injury Update: Boston Red Sox Not Placing Reliever On DL

BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica has avoided the disabled list. Mujica felt oblique discomfort while warming up in the bullpen before the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. The ailment prompted the Red Sox to call upon Chris Capuano — and eventually Koji Uehara — on Saturday, but Mujica said Sunday morning he feels better...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Sidelined With Discomfort; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

BOSTON — The Red Sox are back to within one game of reaching the .500 mark. The Red Sox fell to 13-16 following a doubleheader sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, but Boston has responded to the adversity by winning back-to-back games over the Oakland Athletics. Jon Lester was absolutely sensational Saturday as the Red Sox earned a 6-3 victory over the A’s. He wasn’t...
Via NESN.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox' Edward Mujica (oblique) unable to pitch today

Thanks to a Jonny Gomes grand slam and a gem thrown by John Lester, the Boston Red Sox (15-16) were able to defeat the Oakland Athletics (18-12) today without calling on right-handed reliever Edward Mujica. Mujica was warming for the eighth inning when he felt discomfort in his oblique, reports Rob Bradford of Fullcount.WEEI.com. Lester pitched the eighth. With a six-run lead,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What Bargain? Edward Mujica's struggles continue

  "That’s what I call a bargain!", I thought, when the Red Sox signed Edward Mujica for $9.5MM over 2 years back in December. Despite 37 saves and a 2.78 ERA in 2013 with the Cardinals, he finished 10th place in the dollars sweepstakes among free-agent relief pitchers. Most knowledgable…
Via CLNS Radio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Watch - Shoulder Stiffness

The Boston Red Sox will be without closer Koji Uehara for the second straight day as he deals with a shoulder issue.  If he ends up on the disabled list, Edward Mujica would take over as the Sox closer.  Mujica has 42 career saves, 37 of them coming with the St. Louis Cardinals last season.Tweets about "koji uehara"
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Confident In Red Sox Relief Pitcher Edward Mujica (Video)

Edward Mujica came into the ninth inning of Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees and picked up his first save of the season. With regular closer Koji Uehara nursing a shoulder injury, Mujica entered in relief and gave the Red Sox their first win against the Yankees this season. Manager John Farrell said after the game that he has confidence in Mujica, who struggled...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica Calms Down For Save; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

NEW YORK — It took until the sixth inning Friday, but the Boston Red Sox’s bats finally woke up. The Red Sox’s offense has struggled this season, and Thursday’s series opener against the New York Yankees was no different, as Boston produced just one run on four hits in a 4-1 loss. The Red Sox scored four runs in the sixth inning Friday, though, and Boston came away from the...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Red Sox Recap, Week One

Edward Mujica's wheels came off in his second relief outing of the season this past week (Michael Ivins/Getty Images)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterEeeeaaasy, Red Sox Nation: put down the Sam Adams Lagah and step back from the edge of the roof — it’s early yet.The Old Towne team might have stumbled to a 2-4 tally in its first week back on the diamond, but the...
Via RedSoxLife
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brewers Get To Mujica, Beat Red Sox 6-2 ☆

Edward Mujica‘s home debut for the Boston Red Sox didn’t go as he or the team would have hoped. With the game tied 2-2 in the 9th, he allowed four runs on four hits to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-2 win over the Red Sox in the home opener at Fenway Park on Friday. Jake Peavy started this one for the Red Sox and went six innings allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Wake Up And Face The Mujica; Lose, 6-2

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)In the first three plus games of 2014, the Red Sox bullpen was superb—and then in walked Edward Mujica. The former Cardinals closer (who lost his job last year before Boston faced St. Louis in the World Series) was a complete disaster in a 6-2 Home Opener loss. With the game tied at  two, Mujica went two-thirds of an inning and coughed up...
Via FenwayNation
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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