(BaseballStL) – After a tremendous- albeit unlikely- season as the Cardinals’ closer, Edward Mujica has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox.
According to multiple insiders, Mujica and the Sox have agreed to a two-year $9.5 million deal.
Mujica was acquired by the Cardinals from the Marlins in 2012 in a trade for minor leaguer Zack Cox. He spent 2012 as a middle reliever.
In 2013, when late-inning pitching fell apart for the Cardinals, Mujica stepped into the closer role and racked up 37 saves before injuries took their toll late in the season.
With Trevor Rosenthal successfully filling in as a closer in the playoffs, manager Mike Matheny announced he would enter spring training as the team’s ninth inning man.
Jason Motte, who notched 42 saves in 2012, is also set to rejoin the staff after coming off Tommy John surgery, leaving Mujica to pursue a free agent deal with another club.