Mujica to agent: 'I want to be a part' of Sox

Mujica to agent: 'I want to be a part' of Sox
December 7, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Edward Mujica is officially a part of the Red Sox organization.  

The former closer offers insurance for a Red Sox bullpen anchored by Koji Uehara.  General Manager Ben Cherington believes the duo will compliment each other very well.

"Both guys have pitched both in the ninth inning and in other parts of the game successfully," said Cherington. "Both guys have been part of good teams and good bullpens and been on teams where, at least at the end of their tenure, someone else was closing and that perhaps made them available. They both have really good splits or changes. They both throw a lot of strikes. There's some similarities, but they're their own guys, too."

The 29-year-old expressed his excitement to be part of a Red Sox team that defeated his St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

"It's unbelievable, to watch those guys playing so hard every single day," Mujica said. "They came from a rough year, then did it this year. That was unbelievable. That is the team when I talked to my agent, I was telling him if the Red Sox made me an offer, we want to keep an eye on it because I want to play for a team in the American League because I had been in the National League for so long. I told him, 'If I'm going to an American League team, if the Red Sox make an offer, I want to be a part of that team because they play very hard and have good guys on that team.' "