Edward Mujica News Archive
Mujica will move into the closer's role temporarily, with Koji Uehara dealing with a shoulder issue, MLB.com reports.
Mujica tossed a scoreless inning to record his first save in the Red Sox 4-2 win over the Yankees on Friday night. He struck out one.
Mujica's fastball velocity in his first two appearances with Boston has been lower than career norms, WEEI.com reports. In the early days of last season, Mujica's fastball lived around 92-93 mph. This season, all of his fastballs have been between 89-91.
With closer Koji Uehara and setup man Junichi Tazawa likely unavailable on Friday, Mujica could be in line to close Friday afternoon's game against the Brewers, should a save situation arise.
Mujica made his debut in a Red Sox uniform Wednesday night, tossing a scoreless seventh inning in a 6-2 win over Baltimore. He allowed a single and struck out one.