Married to Erika...The couple has one daughter, Brianna.
In his 1st season with BOS, made 64 appearances out of the bullpen, T-3rd most on the club with Koji Uehara...Appeared in 60-plus games for the 4th straight season (266 games total since 2011)...Ended the season posting a 2.08 ERA (9 ER/39.0 IP) over his final 42 games (since 6/6) after beginning the year with a 7.29 ERA (17 ER/21.0 IP) in his first 22 games...No runs allowed in 32 of his final 42 games of the season...Allowed runs in 9 of his first 22 games of the year...Did not allow an ER in 14 consecutive appearances (11.0 IP) from 7/27-8/22...That stretch lowered his season ERA from 5.45 on 7/24 to 4.18 on 8/22...Recorded 8 saves in 9 chances overall, including 5 in his last 7 games of the season...Allowed 6 HR on the season, all of which came in his first 31 appearances (29.2 IP) of the season...No HR allowed over his final 33 games (30.1 IP)...Posted a 2.76 ERA (9 ER/29.1 IP) in 31 road games compared to a 4.99 ERA (17 ER/30.2 IP) in 33 games at Fenway Park...Earned his 1st win as a Red Sox in the club's walk-off victory on 4/20 vs. BAL...His 2nd victory came in another Sox come-from-behind win on 5/26 at ATL (overcame a 5-run deficit).
Went 2-1 with 37 saves and a career-low 2.78 ERA (20 ER/64.2 IP) in 65 games for the NL Champion Cardinals. Led all ML relievers with a 0.70 BB/9.0 IP ratio (5 BB), and led all NL relievers with a 9.2 SO/BB ratio (46 SO). Ranked 5th among NL relievers in saves with 37, and 6th in the NL with a 90.2 save percentage…Converted each of his first 21 save chances of the season. Posted a 1.01 WHIP, the 12th-best mark among NL relievers, and the 2nd-lowest mark of his career (0.93 in 2010). Stranded 21 of his 25 inherited runners (84.0%)…50 of his 65 appearances were scoreless. Pitched more than 1.0 inning 9 times, including 4 outings of 2.0 innings…Had 4 multiple inning saves: 4/18 at PHI (1.1 IP), 6/17 vs. CHI (1.1), 8/11 vs. CHI (2.0), and 8/21 at MIL (1.1). Had a season-best 20.1-inning scoreless streak that spanned 18 games from 7/5-8/19…Converted 11 of 12 save opportunities in that span…Had 11 SO compared to 1 BB and held opponents to a .192 AVG (14-for-73) over that stretch
Began the season with the Miami Marlins where he appeared in 41 games, pitching 39.0 innings. Came to the Cardinals on 7/31 in a trade for minor league infielder Zack Cox. Posted a 1.03 ERA in 29 games with 19 holds the final two months of theseason as a Cardinal. Allowed just three runs on 20 hits in 26.1 IP. Established career-highs with 70 total appearances (T24th, NL) and had 31 holds (4th, NL). Had nine holds in September which ranked 2nd in the National League. Induced eight double plays,ranking T13th among National League relievers. Did not allow a run in his first 18 appearances after being acquired by St. Louis (17.0 IP, 8/1-9/9). Snapped the streak on 9/11 at SD. After joining the Cardinals, pitched in the 7th inning in 23 of his 29 outings. Held RH batters to .219 BA (28-128). Was placed on the Disabled List for first time in career with a fractured right toe while with the Marlins (6/30-7/18). Made two rehab starts with Jupiter(A), tossing 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.2012 POSTSEASON: Experienced his first post season and appeared in a total of nine games ... allowed one run in 0.2 IP of the Wild Card game at Atlanta, coming in the game in the top of the 7th ... appeared in Division Series Games 1, 2 and 5, pitching 1.0 inning in each outing against the Washington Nationals...was unscored upon in his five (4.0IP) League Championship appearances vs. San Francisco...struck out the side in the 7th of LCS Game 1 and was credited with the win.
Led Marlins' relievers and ranked third on Club in wins. Tied Alfredo Aceves for second among Major League relievers in wins, trailing Matt Belisle (10). Tied a Club record for wins by a reliever, equaling a mark set by Robb Nen in 1997...Ranked third among Marlins' bullpen arms in appearances, behind Mike Dunn (72) and Juan Carlos Oviedo (68). Led relief corps and ranked eighth in National League in innings pitched. Had second-most strikeouts out of bullpen, behind Mike Dunn (68) ... Ranked seventh among NL relievers in strikeout-to-walk ratio at 4.50; allowed 1.66 walks-per-9.0 innings, fifth-best in NL...Went 6-1 in seven road decisions; six road wins set a Club record for road wins by a reliever...Won three straight decisions from April 15-May 16, and began a career-best, four game win streak on May 28 at Los Angeles-NL...Retired first batter faced 73.1 percent of time (49x67), second-best percentage on team behind Randy Choate's 74.1 (40x54).
In his eighth professional season, led all Major League relievers with a 12.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio(72 SO/6 BB). It is the best ration all-time for a National League reliever, and fifth-best in MajorLeague history. It marked the highest strikeout-to-walk ration in the Majors since Mariano Riverahad a 12.83 ratio (77 SO/6 BB) in 2008 ... Allowed 14 home runs, the second-most among Major League relievers and the most everallowed in a season by a Padre reliever (previous: 13 by Jeremy Fikac in 2002 and Willie Blair in1996) ... Six of his 14 home runs allowed were to first batters faced, which were the most in the Majors in2010 and the most ever allowed by a Padre reliever ... Went 79 straight batters without allowing a walk from June 10-August 4, the second longeststretch of his career ... Posted a 2.61 ERA (38.0 IP/11 ER) and .201 (28x139) opponents batting average in 31 outings athome against a 4.83 ERA (31.2 IP/17 ER) and .254 (31x122) opponents average in 28 appearanceson the road ... Held left-handed hitters to a .202 (22x109) opponents average while right-handers hit at a .243(37x152) clip.
Made 67 appearances for the Padres, serving primarily as a reliever before making four starts toclose out the season...saw his first Major League action as a starting pitcher, while also collecting hisfirst Major League save in 2009...Set career highs in appearances, innings pitched and strikeouts while tying his previous career mark with three wins...Went 3-4 with two saves and a 3.51 ERA (30 ER/77.0 IP) in his 63 relief appearances...worked scoreless ball in 44 of 63outings while allowing a .259 opponent batting average...Allowed six of 28 inherited runners to score (21.4 percent)...Did not allow a run over 15.0 consecutive innings spanning 13 outings from 5/4-6/3...struck out 17 and walked three duringthat stretch, allowing a .189 opponent average...Moved to the starting rotation and made his first career start 9/11 vs. COL, working 4.0 shutout innings...Padres went 1-3in his four starts...Put together a career-best 15.0-inning scoreless streak over 13 relief outings from 5/4-6/3.
Mujica split the season between AAA Buffalo and Cleveland and showed signs of becoming an effective reliefoption for Eric Wedge at the big league level...Did not allow a run over 12.0 consecutive innings from June28-July 28 (10 games), a season-high for Tribe relievers in consecutive scoreless innings...Over his last 5games of the season he allowed just 2 runs (2ER) in 5.0 innings (3.60ERA, .235AVG, 4H, 5K)...Did have moments of ineffectiveness that skewed his ERA, posting 4 outings this season where he allowed4 or more runs/earned runs...Compiled an ERA of 7.36 in 8 June outings (11.0IP, 11H, 9ER) & a 12.86 ERAin 7 August outings (7.0IP, 12H, 10ER)...Overall 7 of his last 10 outings were scoreless from 8/29-on...Had2 blown saves (8/6 & 8/11)...Garnered his first Major League win on August 11th vs. Baltimore despite theblown save...Big league hitters batted .301 (46-153, 5HR) off him, including a mark of .318 (28-88) by RHH...Batters hit .333 (24-72) with runners on and .286 (12-42) with RISP...Batters were 4 for 5 off him with thebases loaded...AAA- Began the season at AAA Buffalo after his option out of spring training on March 15...Allowed 7 runs(7ER) in his 2nd outing of the season at Norfolk on April 6 (1.2IP, 7H, 7R/ER, 2BB, 1K)...Over his last 16 outingsat Buffalo prior to his May 24 recall his Buffalo ERA was 1.93 (23.1IP, 22H, 5ER, 25K)...AAA hitters batted.284 (29-102, 2HR), including a mark of .250 (14-56) against LHH... Batters hit .236 (13-55) with runners onand .216 (8-37) w/RISP (0 for 16 w/RISP-2outs)...Recalled from Buffalo on May 24 and spent the remainderof the season with the Indians.
Split the season between Triple-A Buffalo and Cleveland, making five stints with the Big Leagueclub...Finished tied for the team lead in saves (14) with Buffalo, second in games finished (27) and fifth in appearances (34)...Converted all six save opportunities in April, working 10.0 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee 9/19 at Lutheran Hospital...injured the knee during pre-game activities onthe field the previous week...surgery performed by Dr. Marck Schickendantz.
Mujica split the 2006 season between AA Akron, AAA Buffalo and the big leagues and did not allow an earnedrun over his first 46.2 innings on the season combined over the three stops (27 games)...Started the year atAA Akron and went 1-0 w/8 saves and a 0.00ERA (19.0IP, 11H, 1R/0ER, 9BB, 17K) before being promoted toAAA Buffalo on May 14...With the Bisons he went 3-0 w/a 0.00ERA in 12 outings (19.2IP, 14H, 1R/0ER, 3BB, 18K) and did not allow arun over his last 10 games (16.2IP)...At the time of the June 20 promotion to Cleveland he had not alloweda run in 38.2IP...Combined between the two stops he has limited hitters to a .191 (25-131) average againstbefore June 20...Made his Major League debut on June 21 vs. the Chicago Cubs (2.2IP, 3H, 0R) and made 2 more scorelessappearances on July 4 and July 8 to bring his season total to 46.2 scoreless innings over 27 games beforestreak was snapped in his first big league loss in extra innings on July 14 at Minnesota (0.2IP, 3H, 1R)...Allowedruns in 3 straight outings from July 14-21 (5.2IP, 11H, 4ER) before being optioned back to AAA Buffaloon July 24...In his 2nd stint at Buffalo he went 0-1 w/5 saves and a 6.23 ERA in 10 games (13.0IP, 17H, 9ER)...Was 5 for7 in save opps with Buffalo and allowed 4 of 12 inherited runners to score...RH hitters hit .215 (14-65) andlefties at Triple A hit .309 (17-55)...Batters hit .220 (9-41) with RISP...Recalled from AAA Buffalo and began2nd stint in Cleveland on August 26...In his 2nd stint with the Tribe he was 0-0 w/a 3.86 ERA in 4 outings(4.2IP, 6H, 2ER) and did not allow a run over his last 3 outings (3.2IP, 3H, 6K)...Major league batters hit .333 (25-75) off him with 1HR allowed, including a mark of .341 (14-41) by RHH...Indianswere 1-9 when he appeared as 7 of his 12 inherited runners scored...Batters at the big league level hit.366 (15-41) with runners on and .391 (9-23) with RISP...
Had a breakout season as he spent his first season pitching exclusively in relief...Split the season between A Kinstonand AA Akron as his 24 combined saves finished 2nd in the entire Indians organization and his combined 2.54 ERA was the 5th lowest mark among organizational pitchers with at least 60.0IP...Started the year at A Kinston and recorded saves in 14 of his 25 appearances...After recording an ERA of 7.50 in April (6.0IP, 9H, 5ER), went on to post an ERA of 0.45 (20.0IP, 8H, 1ER, 24K), including 11.1 scoreless innings in May (7 saves, 12 games)...Did not allow a run over his last 6 outings with Kinston (7.2IP, 3H, 10K) and was promoted to AA Akron on June 18...At the time of his promotion he was tied for 2nd in the Carolina League with 14 saves...CL batters hit .183 (17-93) off him w/3HR allowed, including a mark of .176 (6-34) by LHH and .200(5-25) with RISP...Made his Akron debut on June 23 vs. Reading (1.2IP, 1H, 0R) and moved into the closers role on July 6 w/a save at Reading...Had a 6 apperance/7.0IP scoreless IP streak from July 5-20 and did not allow a run over his last 7outings from August 19 thru the end of the season (7.1IP)...Over his last 14 outings from July 30th on at Akronhis ERA was 2.00 (18.0IP, 19H, 4ER)...Went 0-0 w/4 saves and a 1.35 ERA in 6 Eastern League playoff outings forthe EL Champion Aeros (6.2IP, 5H, 1ER, 6K)...Eastern League hitters hit .273 (36-132) off him, including a mark of .247 (19-77) by RHH...Combined on the year he was 3-1 w/24 saves and a 2.54 ERA (60.1IP, 53H, 17ER, 65K) and limited minor league hitters hit a .236 (53-225) average against... Contract was purchased from AA Akron and added to 40-man roster on November 18...Pitched for Oriente in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season (1-3, 3.34ERA, 27G, 29.2IP, 31H, 11ER, 23K).
Spent the season at A Lake County...Was 6-7 w/a 4.03 ERA in 19 starts (98.1IP, 102H, 44ER) and 1-0-2 w/a7.01 ERA in 7 relief outings (25.2IP, 28H, 20ER)...Won his last 3 starts on the season...Was 1-2 w/a 2.57 ERA in4 June outings (21.0IP, 17H, 6ER).
Spent the season at Rookie A Burlington after spending the 2002 at the club's Venezuelan academy.