Mujica was reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 32-year-old faced long odds to make the Opening Day roster, and now he figures to head to Triple-A. Mujica saved 37 games back in 2013, but he's nothing more than organizational depth at this point.
Mujica faces long odds to make the Detroit bullpen out of spring training, The Detroit News reports. Mujica signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training back in December. The 32-year-old, who saved 37 games back in 2013, is known for his control, as he has a career 1.47 BB/9. He figures to offer organizational depth and probably won't be on the fantasy radar this season.
Mujica signed a minor league deal with the Tigers that includes an invite to spring training, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports. Mujica bounced around at the Triple-A level in 2016, spending the most time at Lehigh Valley, where the right-hander owned a 3.69 ERA over 39 frames. Since producing 37 saves with the Cardinals in 2014, the reliever has never been quite the same, though at 32 years old there is still time for a turnaround.
Mujica was released by the Royals on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The veteran was released by the Phillies in July and subsequently scooped up by the Royals on a minor league deal. While he's posted a respectable 4.76 ERA across 51.0 Triple-A innings in 2016, Mujica will again become a free agent, and he'll now look elsewhere for a clearer path back to the major leagues.
Mujica signed a minor league deal with Kansas City on Friday. It didn't take long for Mujica to find another big league club as the Royals scooped him up a day after being released by the Phillies. Mujica will now head to Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers, to continue his 2016 campaign. The 32-year-old reliever made 36 appearances for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies system this season, compiling a 4.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 39 innings.
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