According to Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal.
The deal reminds me a bit of the signing of Koji Uehara last year. Mujica doesn't have the closer cache of Joe Nathan or even Brian Wilson, but he has some pretty stellar numbers.
Like Uehara, Mujica walks very few batters -- just five in 64-plus innings last year -- and holds microscopic WHIPs in recent seasons.
He also has some closer experience, posting 37 saves for St. Louis last year before being replaced by Trevor Rosenthal at the end of the season.
The biggest red flag about Mujica: his strikeout numbers. His K/9 rate dropped by more than three runs from his career high, and he struck out just 46 batters in last season.
The Red Sox are once again betting on career performance, and ignoring a short-term period of struggles.