Athletics reliever Edward Mujica (leg) tossed a scoreless inning in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Mujica had not pitched in two weeks prior to Sunday's game, but he was able to get back on the mound after recovering from his leg injury. He figures to pitch in middle relief the rest of the way.
Athletics pitcher Edward Mujica (leg) threw off a mound Wednesday and could pitch again this season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Mujica has been out since Sept. 14 with a mysterious leg injury, however manager Bob Melvin believes the 31-year-old could pitch again for the A's this season. If he returns, it's unlikely he will pitch in any high-leverage situations, however it's still a positive sign for Mujica considering he was supposed to be out for a considerable amount of time.
The search for a permanent closer seems to have Athletics manager Bob Melvin a bit frustrated. His latest frustration came as a result of a ninth-inning meltdown by Edward Mujica against Houston on Sunday. Mujica gave up a three-run homer to Colby Rasmus that turned a lead into a deficit. Fortunately, Oakland rallied in the bottom of the inning to win. "Like it's been all year for us, we're going to try to find the best option we can," Melvin told the San Francisco Chronicle. Mujica was the heir apparent when Tyler Clippard was traded to the Mets, though lefty Drew Pomeranz has also been considered. It remains to be seen if the former has lost his hold on the job.
Athletics reliever Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth in Saturday's win over Houston to earn his first save of the year. Mujica recorded his fourth scoreless outing in the last five appearances.
With the trade of Tyler Clippard to the Mets official, the Athletics have said that right-hander Edward Mujica will assume the role as the team's closer. Mujica has not recorded a save this season, though he has earned as many as 37 in a single season (in 2013). The right-hander has had a rough go of it on the mound this season, has he currently owns a 4.13 ERA while pitching with the A's and the Red Sox. Since returning from the disabled list on June 19, Mujica holds a 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 innings for Oakland.