Edward Jose Mujica [moo-HE-cah] is a right-handed relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. Mujica originally signed with the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent in . He quickly became one of the top pitching prospects in the Cleveland organization.
After successful campaigns with San Felipe, Burlington and Lake County in , , and , Mujica dominated the Carolina League as the closer with Kinston in , with a 2.08 ERA, 14 saves, 32 strikeouts and just 2 walks in 26 innings before being promoted to Double-A Akron. He didn't miss a beat with the Aeros, going 2-1 with 10 saves, a 2.88 ERA, 33 strikeouts, and only five walks in 34 innings.
Mujica began in Akron, where he recorded eight saves without surrendering an earned run, 17 strikeouts, and nine walks in 19 innings before getting promoted to Triple-A Buffalo. For Buffalo, he was 3-1 with five saves, a 2.48 ERA, 29 strikeouts, and five walks in 32 innings. He made his major league debut with Cleveland on June 21, . Mujica didn't surrender an earned run in 2006 until his fourth appearance with the Indians on July 14, a streak of 43 consecutive innings .