Welcome aboard, Ed Mujica …
Good morning from Peoria, two more days and it’s time to go back to San Diego. Good times!
Today promises to be a buys day here with roster moves aplenty — I like that word, aplenty — starting with an announcement later this morning that the Padres have acquired Ed Mujica from the Cleveland Indians.
We mentioned this yesterday, Mujica was a guy the Padres have been looking at this spring and would be a good fit. They saw him on Monday, for one out at least. But he’s a guy who will fit right into the bullpen. He’s on the team.
Mujica, who turns 25 in May, has a 8.10 ERA with Cleveland this spring, though all reports are that he’s performed better recently. His velocity runs in the low 90s, from what I hear.
Mujica, who is out of options, has a live fastball and a career 3.35 ERA in the Minor Leagues with just 60 walks in 231 1/3 innings. Mujica is 3-3 with a 6.04 ERA in 33 career games with the Indians.
Also, pitcher Jae Kuk Ryu has returned from the Indians. Not sure how just yet, but he’s been assigned to the 40-man roster. We’ll get clarification soon.