The Red Sox have designated former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica for assignment, according to reports out of Boston.
Mujica, who inherited the closer position for the Cardinals in 2013 when Jason Motte was injured at the end of spring training, saved 37 games that season and priced himself out of St. Louis.
Despite the fact that Mujica seemed to be injured down the stretch, becoming ineffective and losing his closer job to rookie Trevor Rosenthal, Boston swooped in with a two-year, $9.5-million contract.
Mujica was mediocre for Boston in 2014 with a 3.90 ERA in 60 innings. He allowed 69 hits in that span with 43 strikeouts.
This year he got off to a lousy start, allowing 15 hits in 13 2/3 innings with a 4.61 ERA.
Mujica has a career ERA of 3.79 in time spent with Boston, St. Louis, Miami, San Diego and Cleveland.