The 10-year veteran is in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Having previously appeared in the Majors with Boston and Oakland in 2015, Mujica also saw time with Cleveland, San Diego and St. Louis.
In fact, the reliever was traded by the Padres to the Marlins in 2010 for former Tiger Cameron Maybin.
The 2012 season saw right-hander head to St. Louis for third base prospect Zack Cox. A former first-round pick, Cox signed a minors deal with Detroit earlier this offseason.
Since making his Major League debut with Cleveland in 2006, Mujica has posted a lifetime ERA of 3.85.
His best stretch came from 2009 to 2014. During that period, the reliever logged a 3.40 ERA while averaging 72 innings and eight saves per season.
The former Marlin struck out 7.3 batters per nine innings over that span.
Sep 22, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
During Mujica’s stretch of quality innings from 2009 to 2014, he turned in his best Major League season to date in 2013.
In 64.2 innings of work for the Cardinals, the pitcher notched a career-best 37 saves while pitching to a 2.78 ERA. He earned All-Star honors that season while walking just 0.7 batters per nine frames.
The veteran pitcher could serve as much-needed insurance policy for Francisco Rodriguez.
Some of Detroit’s most prominent, non-closing relievers—Rondon, Justin Wilson, Ryan, Lowe, Alex Wilson, Greene, Rondon, Hardy and VerHagen— have just 17 combined saves between them.