BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox’ post-championship offseason has its first free-agent signing, as the team has reportedly agreed to terms with reliever Edward Mujica.
Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported Thursday that Mujica and the Red Sox agreed on a two-year deal that is worth $9.5 million.
Mujica played for the Cardinals last season, recording 37 saves while blowing just four save opportunities. Yet he struggled in September, losing the closer’s job to Trevor Rosenthal, and he pitched just two total innings in the postseason. On the season, Mujica struck out 46 batters while walking just five in 64.2 innings pitched.
The 29-year-old Venezuelan righty debuted in 2006 with the Indians before spending two years with the Padres. After a year-plus with the Marlins, he was traded to the Cardinals at the 2012 deadline.
Last week, the Red Sox acquired reliever Burke Badenhop in a trade with Milwaukee.