Rumor Mill: Phillies interested in Edward Mujica

Posted by Scott Wuerz on November 15, 2013 

The Philadelphia Phillies are apparently interested in former St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica.

Yahoo Sports reports that Philadelphia is interested in Mujica as a set-up man.

Mujica did a great job for St. Louis in a middle relief role in 2012 before being pressed into service as closer after Jason Motte was injured and Mitchell Boggs stumbled as the first choice to replace Motte.

But Mujica seemed to wear out in the second half of the season. He lost his closer role to Trevor Rosenthal in the last month of the season and, despite the fact that the Redbirds insisted he wasn't injured, Mujica could scarcely make it onto the mound in October.

The Cardinals haven't shown any interest in retaining Mujica who apparently priced himself out of St. Louis with his success. The Redbirds have a full house in the bullpen thanks to the emergency of so many young power pitchers.

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