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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
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Mitch Moreland connected for a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Red Sox a 3-2 win over the White Sox.
Moreland, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 10th inning, poked an opposite field blast over the Green Monster with two outs in the 1tth against Aaron Bummer. The 31-year-old has really struggled over the past couple of months, but he’s shown some signs of busting out over the past few days. Aug 5 - 12:00 AM

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Mitch Moreland had a three-run homer and a double Tuesday in the wild win over the Indians.

Boston's win could have had a much more controversial ending in the ninth: Moreland appeared to check his swing on a 2-2 pitch from Cody Allen that got away from Yan Gomes. Moreland was very slow to react, thinking it'd be ruled a ball, but he did finally run to first and was safe on the strikeout that would have ended the game. Christian Vazquez followed with his three-run homer. If the pitch had been called a ball -- as it probably should have been -- the game still could have ended without Vazquez making it to the plate.
Aug 1 - 11:10 PM

Mitch Moreland went 0-for-4 as Boston's cleanup hitter Wednesday against Toronto.

Moreland admitted to suffering a broken toe last month, but he's supposed to be recovered from that now. Unfortunately, better health isn't showing up in his numbers; he's 8-for-62 with one extra-base hit and one RBI since June 28. The Red Sox should keep an open mind should some first basemen come available cheap later this month.
Jul 19 - 10:15 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Blue Jays.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Moreland with left-hander Francisco Liriano toeing the slab for the Jays. Sam Travis is getting the start at first base and batting seventh for the Red Sox on Saturday.
Jul 1 - 10:07 AM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a sac fly versus the Twins on Monday.

Moreland has homered in three straight games for the second time this year. He's batting .304 with 10 homers and 25 RBI in his last 32 games. He'll slow down, but he's worth using in mixed leagues for as long as the Red Sox are batting him cleanup.
Jun 26 - 11:15 PM

Mitch Moreland pounded his 11th home run of the year Sunday in the Red Sox’s loss to the Angels.

He took Parker Bridwell’s second-inning offering out to deep right center for his second round-tripper in as many games. Moreland is a streaky hitter but has done a solid job overall, slashing a respectable .270/.361/.476 over 248 at-bats in his first year with Boston.
Jun 25 - 5:05 PM

Mitch Moreland hit his 10th home run of the season in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

Moreland's solo dong off Angels starter J.C. Ramirez tied the game at 1-1 in the second, but the Sox wouldn't muster much more en route to the loss. Moreland now has 38 RBI and 37 runs scored to go with those 10 homers. He's hitting .266/.359/.463 through 69 games in his first season with the Boston club.
Jun 25 - 12:19 AM

Mitch Moreland (toe) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

Moreland took a ball off his left big toe on Tuesday night and sat out Wednesday's game, but he's good to go for Thursday's series finale in Philadelphia. Hanley Ramirez is on the bench and Moreland is at first base with no DH available at Citizens Bank Park.
Jun 15 - 3:05 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to a sore left toe.

Moreland was hit by a pitch on the left big toe on Tuesday. Hanley Ramirez will be playing first base in his stead against the Phillies for Wednesday's game. Moreland should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Jun 14 - 5:23 PM

Mitch Moreland finished 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Moreland has come alive, going 8-for-17 (.471) during his modest five-game hitting streak to raise his average from .264 to .281 just since June 3. The hits aren't cheapies, either, as he has two doubles, two homers and seven RBI during the impressive stretch.
Jun 11 - 1:50 AM

Mitch Moreland paced the Red Sox with three hits including his eighth home run of the season Friday in a win over the Tigers.

Moreland’s home run was a solo shot to right field off Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning. It was a straight line drive, similar to the ball David Ortiz hit for a grand slam in the 2013 ALCS, which was also against Detroit. Moreland was expected to be a platoon player for the Red Sox this year but instead he’s ended up being one of their most important contributors, slashing .276/.373/.485 with 17 doubles and 32 RBI.
Jun 10 - 1:16 AM

Mitch Moreland is not in the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

The Red Sox are stacking their lineup with right-handed bats against left-hander Wade Miley. Rookie Sam Travis will cover first base with Moreland getting the night off. This is only Moreland's second absence of the year.
Jun 1 - 5:32 PM

Mitch Moreland chipped in with two hits Saturday in the Red Sox’s win over the Mariners.

Moreland singled in the sixth and later scored on a two-run blast by Jackie Bradley Jr. He also gave the Red Sox a lift with an RBI single in the eighth inning. Moreland’s first year in Boston has been full of peaks and valleys but he’s been on the upswing recently with 13 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.371). He also ranks third in the majors with 16 doubles this year.
May 27 - 6:52 PM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the A's.

Moreland connected for a two-run home run off Andrew Triggs in the sixth inning, his fifth of the season and his third in as many days. He has driven in five runs in that three-game space and now owns a .250/.352/.454 triple-slash over the course of 152 at-bats.
May 21 - 7:55 PM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the A's.

Moreland temporarily knotted up the score at 3-3 with his solo home run off Sonny Gray in the fourth inning, but the A's would come right back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to take a lead that would not be relinquished. Moreland is now slashing .254/.361/.430 with three homers and 17 RBI across 142 at-bats.
May 19 - 1:58 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Josh Rutledge
5Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
8Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Addison Reed
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Carson Smith
6Heath Hembree
7Fernando Abad
8Brandon Workman
9Blaine Boyer
10Ben Taylor
11Robbie Ross
12Tyler Thornburg