Late last night we agreed to acquire RHP Edward Mujica from the Cleveland Indians for cash or a PTBNL.
A 24-year old from Venezuela, Edward has spent the bulk of the past three seasons between AAA and the Majors where he was used both as a closer and a setup man. Edward complements a 90-94 mph fastball (sitting usually around 92) with both a slider and a split-finger fastball. This move brings another plus arm to our pen, and this one comes with excellent command - just 2.2 walks per nine over his professional career.
We believe Edward should be a good fit for our bullpen and our ballpark.
We still have a handful of days before Opening Day, so anything can happen, but with all of the recent additions we feel more comfortable with our pen than we did just a few weeks ago.