Tigers sign reliever Edward Mujica as a non-roster invitee

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Tigers have extended yet another lifeline to an aging, former big-league player.

As first reported by, the club has signed right-handed reliever and former Cardinals closer Edward Mujica as a non-roster invitee to training camp.

Previously, the Tigers have extended minor league deals and spring invites to infielders Omar Infante and Brendan Ryan, outfielders Alex Presley and Juan Perez, and pitchers Collin Balester and A.J. Achter — all former major league players likely to play in Toledo this season.

Mujica will be 33 in May and he is three years removed from his best season — an All-Star, 37-save season with the Cardinals in 2013. He spent last season with three different organizations’ Triple-A teams — Phillies, Royals and Twins. He finished with a 4.37 ERA in 57.2 innings.

He has 10 years of big-league service time and a career ERA of 3.85 and a 1.17 WHIP.

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Reliever Edward Mujica pitched in the  Phillies, Royals and Twins organizations last season at the Triple-A level.