Redbirds acquire reliever Edward Mujica

DENVER, Co., July 31, 2012 - The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins have announced a trade this afternoon prior to Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline with the Cardinals acquiring right handed reliever Edward Mujica (pronounced moo-HEE-kah) in exchange for Memphis (AAA) infielder Zack Cox.

Mujica, 28, has appeared in 41 games (39.0 IP) for the Marlins this season, limiting opposing right-handed batters to a .211 BA (16-for-76).  The 6-2, 215-pound native of Venezuela has posted 12 Holds and two saves this season along with a 4.38 ERA.

Mujica is in his 7th Major League season, having compiled a 17-18 career mark and 4.13 ERA in 287 games with Cleveland (2006-08), San Diego (2009-10) and Florida/Miami (2011-12).

Mujica is expected to join the Cardinals for their series in Colorado this week, at which time the team will announce a corresponding move to the 25-man roster.