Cards closer Edward Mujica a little sore, but able to pitch -

Cards closer Edward Mujica a little sore, but able to pitch

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(BaseballStL) -- Anyone who watched Edward Mujica close out Wednesday's win over the Brewers at Miller Park saw him in some obvious discomfort after throwing a pitch in the final inning. 

He was able to fight his way through the rest of the frame but still gave up a home run to Milwaukee's Logan Schafer and allowed the tying run to come to the plate. 

It turns out there was indeed some pain.

"I've just been having some problems in my lat (muscle), my back and my neck," Mujica said before Thursday's game against the Braves.   "(Wednesday) when I threw that pitch that was some discomfort in there.  It's not that bad.  It's a little tight right now but I'm ready to go."

GM John Mozeliak does not foresee any issues going forward either.

"As far as I know, Mujica is fine physically.  I think there might be some fatigue going on but from a health standpoint he's 100%," Mozeliak said.

The Cards closer picked up his 33rd save of the season in Milwaukee and has a 1.77 ERA.  He's scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season unless the Cardinals sign him to a long term extension. 


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