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Edward Mujica to Athletics: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Oakland Athletics bolstered their bullpen Saturday with the addition of right-handed pitcher Edward Mujica via a trade with the Boston Red Sox. 

The Athletics official Twitter account noted that Oakland gave up cash considerations and a player to be named later to acquire Mujica.

The timing is interesting because Boston recently designated Mujica for assignment. He boasts a 1-1 record with a 4.61 ERA in 13.2 innings of work this season, and opponents hit .294 with three home runs against him in that span.

In an ironic twist given his struggles in Boston, his last play as a member of the Red Sox was rather impressive, per Cut4 of the MLB:

While those numbers do not exactly jump off the page, he was a critical piece of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen during the 2013 season with a 2.78 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. The hope in Oakland is that he taps into that production moving forward this season and provides some help for a struggling group.

Oakland was 29th in the league in bullpen ERA in the early going in 2015 as of Saturday night, and adding an experienced arm who has been in the league since 2006 certainly cannot hurt given the stats. 

The Athletics are looking up at every other team in the division, partially because of that bullpen, and needed to make a move heading into the long summer. Mujica has been effective before and could rediscover his stuff with a change of scenery.

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Miami Marlins: Edward Mujica Has ‘Sup Girl’ T-Shirts Made for Teammates

As you probably know, there’s plenty of down time for major leaguers during spring training.

When ballplayers aren’t working out or playing a few innings in exhibition games, they might be playing golf. Or fishing. Or in the case of Florida Marlins reliever Edward Mujica, they’re making t-shirts for teammates.

As described by MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, Mujica had orange t-shirts designed with the words “Sup Girl” on the front. The phrase is above a drawing of the top half of a baseball.

In what could probably be classified as a team-building exercise, Mujica printed up seven shirts for his teammates, each with the individual’s nickname and jersey number on the back.

Is there any chance Mujica will have a t-shirt made for the former Leo Nunez, Juan Carlos Oviedo? Oviedo is still in the Dominican Republic, waiting for a work visa after immigration officials discovered he was in the United States using a fake name. Joking aside, he and Mujica are good friends, so maybe Oviedo does have a t-shirt waiting for him.

Maybe this was Mujica’s way of celebrating his new role as the Marlins’ eighth-inning reliever, setting up closer Heath Bell. More than anything else, the t-shirt is a personal statement for Mujica, as he told Frisaro.

“That’s my favorite phrase ever,” said Mujica, one of the fun-loving players in the clubhouse. ”Sup, how you doin’? The shirt is like baseball, and my favorite [saying]. I want to get everybody’s nickname, and make 18 more t-shirts.”

I suppose we can all be grateful Mujica’s favorite phrase isn’t “WAASSSUP???

Mujica will make 18 more t-shirts for the rest of his teammates, but is waiting until the team’s regular season roster is set.

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