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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Red Sox designate Edward Mujica for assignment

he Red Sox have designated reliever Edward Mujica for assignment, according to a major league source.

The 31-year-old is 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA in 11 games and 13 2/3 innings this year with eight strikeouts and three walks. Opponents are hitting .294 with a .345 OBP and .490 slugging mark (along with three homers) against him.


While the corresponding roster move isn’t clear, the fact that the Red Sox had righthander Matt Barnes appear out of the bullpen for Triple A Pawtucket on Wednesday in Toledo – having been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start – suggests the Sox may be laying the groundwork to add him as a potential swing-and-miss power arm to their late-innings mix.

Mujica is owed $4.75 million this year.


Monday, December 01, 2014

Rosenthal - Nationals vs Harper’s Bizarre Contract

Would YOU want to go to the mat against Bryce Harper?

At issue: Whether Harper is allowed to opt out of his deal and enter baseball’s arbitration system, enabling him to start negotiating higher salaries.

Either way, Harper is under the Nationals’ control for four more seasons. But millions hang in the balance, which is why both sides are bracing for a legal battle.

A battle that the Nationals, in particular, should do everything possible to avoid. Even if they hold the winning argument, they stand little to gain by antagonizing a potential franchise player.

boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: December 01, 2014 at 11:48 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: boras, bryce harper, contracts, nationals

 

 

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