BOSTON (AP) A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox and reliever Edward Mujica have agreed on a two-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal was pending a physical and had not been announced. The 29-year-old Mujica gives the Red Sox some protection if closer Koji Uehara, who turns 39 in April, cannot repeat his 2013 performance next season.
The move comes one day after Boston completed an $8.25 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who gets a $7.5 million salary and a $750,000 signing bonus.