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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 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

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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

Mitch Moreland slugged his first home run of the season as part of a three-hit game Saturday in the Red Sox’s win over the Rays.

Moreland put Boston on the board with a solo blast off Erasmo Ramirez to begin the second inning. He followed that up with a double in the fourth and a single to center field in the seventh. Moreland is hitting a robust .333 in the early going with a league-leading nine doubles. Until Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is ready to spell him against left-handers, Moreland should continue to play an everyday role at first base.
Apr 15 - 9:12 PM

Mitch Moreland doubled for the seventh straight game Thursday against the Pirates.

Moreland is tied with Yadier Molina for the second-longest such streak of the decade, one game behind... Yadier Molina. Molina doubled in eight straight games last July and August and seven straight games back in 2013.
Apr 13 - 5:42 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

He had three of the Red Sox' four hits on the day, as they were completely shut down by Justin Verlander and the Tigers' bullpen. While he's driven in just one run so far this season, Moreland now has eight hits over his last four games.
Apr 10 - 5:09 PM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Red Sox fell to the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday.

Moreland doubled and scored in the second inning, accounting for the Red Sox lone run in the contest. He has now had multiple hits in consecutive games, raising his season slash to .222/.222/.333.
Apr 8 - 6:30 PM

Mitch Moreland (flu) has been cleared to play Monday.

Moreland has battled a nasty case of the flu for a few days, but he'll be OK. He'll play first base against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates.
Apr 2 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Brian Johnson
9Doug Fister
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robby Scott
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robbie Ross
10Blaine Boyer