Mujica was recalled by the Rockies ahead of Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
Mujica will return to the major-league bullpen for the final series of the regular season after Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent down in a corresponding move. Mujica made his major-league debut during his first stint in the big leagues earlier in September, but he struggled as he gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings. He should play a lower-leverage role to finish the regular season.
Mujica was optioned to the Rockies' alternate training site Wednesday.
Mujica was roughed up in his major-league debut Wednesday as he gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings. The right-hander pitched effectively in the minors prior to missing the 2019 campaign as a result of Tommy John surgery, and he'll work to sort things out at alternate camp. Right-hander Ashton Goudeau was called up to take his place in the bullpen.
Mujica was recalled by the Rockies on Friday.
Mujica will join a major-league pitching staff for the first time after Jon Gray (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday. The right-hander missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery but posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 36.2 innings during seven starts at the Triple-A level in 2018. He could be a candidate to start in Gray's place Monday.
Mujica did not make the Rockies' 30-man roster.
Mujica signed a minor-league deal with the Rockies in November after missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery, but he'll begin the regular season at the alternate training site. The right-hander didn't appear in either of the team's two exhibition games but gave up five runs on five hits and three walks over three innings in Cactus League play this spring. Mujica has yet to make his major-league debut, and he's unlikely to see significant time in the big leagues during the shortened 2020 season.
Mujica was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Mujica missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery, but was inked to a major-league deal by the Rockies this offseason. The 23-year-old struggled in three innings of work this spring, surrendering five earned runs on five hits and three walks. Though he has yet to reach the majors, Mujica could debut this season as he has 36.2 innings of experience at the highest level of the minors.
Mujica (elbow) signed a major-league deal with the Rockies on Wednesday.
Mujica missed the entirety of the 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2018. The 23-year-old had a 2.70 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 34:10 K:BB over 36.2 innings at Triple-A prior to going down with the injury. Mujica has yet to make his major-league debut but could make the Opening Day roster with a decent showing in spring training.
Mujica underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's been a rough year for elbows in the Rays organization, as Brent Honeywell, Jose De Leon and Anthony Banda all required the same surgery. The timing of Mujica's procedure means that he's expected to miss the entirety of the 2019 season.
Mujica was recalled from Triple-A Durham and placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Mujica was placed on the minor-league disabled list in late August with an undisclosed injury, and the move to the 60-day disabled list frees up a space on the Rays' 40-man roster. The 22-year-old was limited to 13 minor-league games this season as he dealt with a right forearm strain, posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with Durham.
Mujica was activated from the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Durham on July 19 and assigned to High-A Charlotte.
Mujica had been on the shelf for more than two months with a right forearm strain before he began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on July 16. After that outing, the Rays elected to activate him and assign him to Charlotte, with whom he covered 3.2 innings and gave up two runs Tuesday in an 11-2 win over Florida. He'll likely need another start or two with the affiliate to build up his pitch count before slotting back into the Triple-A rotation.
Mujica's MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage to his forearm, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The news is certainly favorable, but Mujica still projects to miss approximately one month. The Rays are considering it a similar injury to the one that's currently ailing Yonny Chirinos, who went on the disabled list at the big-league level May 1.
The Rays are hopeful that Mujica will only be sidelined for about a month after being diagnosed Monday with a right forearm strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays have already lost two of their top pitching prospects to Tommy John surgery this season in Brent Honeywell and Jose De Leon, but the organization appears optimistic that Mujica will avoid a similar fate. Mujica, who was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Durham on Monday, will undergo an MRI in the coming days, which should offer final word on the extent of his setback. For now, the Rays seem to view Mujica's situation as akin to that of Yonny Chirinos, who was also given a one-month recovery timetable after suffering a forearm strain in late April.
Mujica was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a forearm strain Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 21-year-old was off to a strong start in his first taste of Triple-A action for Durham, tossing 31.2 innings with a 3.13 ERA, 23.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.5 percent walk rate. Tommy John surgeries for fellow prospects Brent Honeywell and Jose De Leon moved Mujica closer to a major-league callup, but now his own future is uncertain.
The Rays optioned Mujica to the minor leagues Sunday.
After excelling at Double-A Montgomery last season with a 3.03 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 25 starts, Mujica is expected to handle a rotation role at Triple-A Durham to begin the 2018 campaign. With K/9 rates below 7.0 in each of his full-season stops along the minor-league ladder, Mujica doesn't look like an especially appealing prospect from a fantasy perspective.
Mujica was added to the 40-man roster Monday.
Mujica will be protected from the Rule 5 draft now that he's on the 40-man roster. Although he was promoted to Triple-A Durham in September, Mujica only pitched at High-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery last season. Between the two he combined to pitch 165.2 innings over 27 games, all of which were starts, and pieced together a 3.04 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.
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