Tigers DFA Edward Mujica and select contract of Jeff Ferrell

20 SEPTEMBER 2015: Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Ferrell (26) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning of a regular season game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers played at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-3.
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The Detroit Tigers have designated right-handed relief pitcher Edward Mujica for assignment and have selected the contract of fellow right-hander Jeff Ferrell from Triple-A Toledo, according to the Tigers’ official Twitter account.

Mujica had pitched in five games with the Tigers this season, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and four home runs in 6.1 innings of work.

Detroit signed Mujica back in January. The 33-year-old did not pitch in 2016.

The Cleveland Indians originally signed Mujica as an amateur free agent back in October 2001.

He broke into the major leagues in 2006 and appeared in 10 games out of the Indians’ bullpen, pitching to the tune of a 2.95 ERA across 18.1 frames of action.

Overall, Mujica pitched three seasons in Cleveland before being traded to the San Diego Padres in April 2009.

He posted passable results during his two years with the Padres, with his stronger season occurring in 2010 when he registered a 3.62 ERA while striking out 72 batters in 69.2 innings.

The Indians then dealt him to the Florida Marlins that offseason, where he lasted a season-and-a-half before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.

That was where Mujica made his lone All-Star appearance after collecting 37 saves and tallying a 2.78 ERA in 2013.

He also pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics before arriving in Detroit.

The 26-year-old Ferrell has gone 3-1 with a 2.28 ERA in the minors this season, fanning 61 batters while giving up only 43 hits over 55.1 frames of work.

The Tigers are currently 53-63 and have all but fallen out of playoff contention in the American League.

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