Report: Mujica on the trading block in Boston
Edward Mujica could be on his way out of Boston.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted Friday afternoon that the Red Sox have recently “expressed a willingness” to trade the right-hander.
Mujica, 30, is slated to earn $4.75 million in 2014. In his first year with Boston last season, he posted a 3.90 ERA with eight saves in 64 relief appearances.
The Red Sox acquired a pair of bullpen arms this week — lefty Robbie Ross via trade with the Rangers and veteran right-hander Alexi Ogando through free agency — allowing the club some flexibility to move Mujica should they find a suitable trade partner.
Mujica signed a two-year, $9.5 million deal with Boston last offseason. He was coming off his first All-Star campaign in 2013 when he converted a career-best 37 saves with the Cardinals, though he was ousted as the club’s closer late in the year by then-rookie Trevor Rosenthal.
— Chad Thornburg