Mujica signed a minor-league contract with St. Louis on Thursday, Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Mujica has been toiling around the Triple-A level for the last two seasons, only appearing in five big-league games during that span. In those contests with the Tigers in 2017, he allowed seven earned runs in 6.1 innings of relief and hasn't been able to find the All-Star form that he displayed during his first go-around with the Cardinals in 2012-13. He will likely begin the year at Triple-A yet again while serving as organizational depth.
Mujica cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
Mujica struggled mightily during his brief stint with the big club, allowing seven runs and serving up four homers across 6.1 innings pitched before being ousted from the 40-man roster. He'll report back to Triple-A, where he should continue to serve as an organizational depth piece.
Mujica was designated for assignment Sunday.
Upon joining the Tigers earlier this month shortly after Justin Wilson was traded to the Cubs, Mujica immediately stepped into a setup role, recording a hold in his first appearance with the Tigers. However, it's all been downhill from there for Mujica, who has surrendered runs in three of his last four appearances and has served up four long balls in just 6.1 innings with the big club. Now that he's been dropped from the Tigers' 40-man roster, Mujica will likely report back to Triple-A Toledo if he clears waivers. The Tigers selected the contract of Jeff Ferrell from Toledo to replace Mujica in the bullpen.
Mujica recorded a hold in Thursday's win over the Orioles. He pitched two innings, allowing an earned run on two hits while striking out two.
Mujica was called up from Triple-A Toledo before the game, and he promptly found himself pitching both the seventh and eighth innings. The veteran was solid at Triple-A, posting a 2.35 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across 46 innings, so he could find himself sticking in a fairly high-leverage role in a thin Detroit bullpen. However, Shane Greene is the choice for saves right now in Detroit, and the club will likely give him a long look in the closer role as the Tigers look toward next season.
The Tigers will promote Mujica on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
The right-hander has dominated Triple-A Toledo this season, spinning a 2.35 ERA with 38 strikeouts, five walks and 12 saves in 46 innings. Despite his closer experience with the Mud Hens and the 50 saves on his major-league resume, Mujica probably won't score many -- if any -- opportunities, especially after Shane Greene's recent pair of conversions backed up the club's declaration of his new role. Mujica may help in some fantasy leagues that count holds, but he may need time to work his way into a high-leverage gig, and the floundering Tigers may not provide many of those anyway.
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.
Mujica was granted his release from the Phillies on Thursday, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.
Mujica had compiled a 3.69 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP for the Phillies' Triple-A club this season at the time he requested, and was granted his release from the team. The 32-year-old reliever chose to pursue a different organization through free agency instead of sticking around and potentially getting traded in the next couple weeks, or continuing with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Mujica's last appearance in the majors was with the A's in 2015, where he spent 33.2 innings of work, allowing 18 earned runs and accumulating 22 strikeouts.
Mujica has a 3.86 ERA, 21 saves and a 25:3 K:BB in 35 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.
The veteran reliever was recently named to the International League All-Star team. He could get an opportunity with the Phillies later this month if the team deals some of their veteran bullpen pieces before the trade deadline.
Mujica was re-signed to a minor league contract by the Phillies on Wednesday, Ryan Lawrence of The Philly Voice reports.
Mujica signed a minor league contract with the Phillies one day after being released by the team. He struggled in 2015 with the A's, pitching 33.2 innings with a 4.81 ERA. This spring, the 31-year-old has posted a 2.16 ERA during 8.1 innings of action. With 494 appearances on the mound in the majors, Mujica can provide organizational depth for the Phillies bullpen. Mujica will report to minor league camp on Thursday.
The Phillies released Mujica on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Mujica pitched well this spring, but the Phillies decided to go in another direction. He should find interest from other clubs in need of relief help.
Mujica expects to learn Tuesday morning if the Phillies plan to add him to their Opening Day roster, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Mujica gave the Phillies notice Saturday that he was opting out of his minor league contract. The Phillies have until Tuesday to decide whether to add him to their roster. Mujica has allowed two runs and four hits in 8.1 innings with a 7:2 K:BB ratio this spring.
Mujica has a March 26 out clause in his contract with the Phillies, the team's official site reports.
Mujica has tossed four scoreless innings this spring and looks to be on his way to earning a roster spot with the Phillies. He could also be in the mix for closing duties if David Hernandez gets hurt again before Opening Day.
Mujica signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, which includes an invite to spring training, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.
Mujica has saved at least one game in the big leagues in four straight seasons, so it would be unwise to count him out, despite declining stuff. Last year he split time between the Red Sox and the A's and compiled a 4.75 ERA and just 30 strikeouts in 47.1 innings.
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.
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