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April 15: Edward Mujica

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Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.


Mitchell Boggs has already blown two saves and owns an ugly 11.37 ERA in 6 1/3 innings this season. Trevor Rosenthal, meanwhile, has failed to impress in a setup role. So the Cardinals are left scrambling to solve their ninth-inning puzzle and are apparently willing to try just about anything. Enter Edward Mujica. Cards manager Mike Matheny suggested on Sunday -- after Boggs blew a save in a 10th-inning loss to the Brewers -- that Mujica could see some save opportunities if Boggs and Rosenthal can't right themselves quickly. Make him a speculative add right now in standard fantasy formats.

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