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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Mitch Moreland hit his first homer of the spring Wednesday against the Twins.
It was just the third hit in 20 at-bats for Moreland. Boston's primary first baseman against righties last year, he's expected to take a backseat to Hanley Ramirez at the beginning of this year, though that could always be a temporary arrangement. Mar 14 - 3:53 PM

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Mitch Moreland had surgery earlier this offseason to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.

Moreland said Monday that he's been recovered from the operation for a while now and also noted that his broken toe is healed. The veteran first baseman re-signed with the Red Sox on Monday, getting a two-year, $13 million deal.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Red Sox re-signed 1B Mitch Moreland to a two-year, $13 million contract.

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reported the financials of the deal and says Moreland can earn more in incentives. This is obviously not the move Red Sox fans have been waiting on as they sought a counter punch following the Yankees' acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, but they're surely not done. It does presumably take them out of the market for Eric Hosmer, though. Moreland batted .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI for Boston this past season. He should get plenty of starts against righties.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Mitch Moreland said following Monday's ALDS Game 4 loss that trying to manage a broken toe most likely led to a knee injury.

Moreland injured his toe back in June, but this is the first we've heard of his knee injury. "It kind of fed into my knee a little bit, so I have to get that checked on and we'll go from there," said Moreland. "I was able to fight through it. I made it, and now we have the offseason to take care of it." Moreland will get the knee checked out on Tuesday, after which he'll have a better idea about whether he'll need some sort of procedure. The impending free agent batted .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI over 149 games this season. He turned 32 in September.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs as the Red Sox topped the Astros to clinch the American League East on Saturday.

Moreland came through with a two-run double as part of a three-run uprising in the fifth inning that extended the Red Sox' advantage to 5-0. He also drew a walk in the contest. Moreland is slashing .246/.326/.443 with 22 homers and 79 RBI this season.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Mitch Moreland blasted a three-run homer to lead his team over the Reds on Saturday.

He broke a close game wide open in the sixth inning when he took starter Robert Stephenson over the wall with two runners aboard. Moreland went 2-for-5 in the game. The former Rangers first baseman now has a .245 batting average with 20 home runs and 75 RBI in 141 games in his first season with Boston.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 07:32:00 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-7 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Rays 13-6 in 15 innings Friday.

Moreland rather blew it on the basepaths in the 14th, getting thrown out at third with no outs after singling earlier in the inning; it took a great throw from Kevin Kiermaier to get him, but Moreland hurt his cause by slowing up some rounding second and then looking back over his shoulder as he was running for third. Still, he had a fine night at the plate, and he singled in one of the seven runs in the decisive 15th. The homer in the fourth inning was his 19th of the year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:30:00 AM

Mitch Moreland came off the bench to knock in four runs with a homer and a single Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Moreland didn't start against lefty J.A. Happ, but he had a two-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and then knocked in two more runs in the eighth. He's batting .347 with six homers and 16 RBI in 75 at-bats this month. In July, he came in at .145 with no homers and four RBI in 76 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Mitch Moreland hit two home runs as part of a three-hit night Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Moreland went deep off Indians starter Trevor Bauer for a solo shot in the third inning before blasting a two-run shot in the eighth. In between, he also added an RBI single for good measure. Moreland has now homered in two straight games to give him 17 bombs on the year, with 58 RBI and 59 runs scored. The 31-year-old is hitting a solid if unspectacular .252/.336/.446 as the Boston club's starting first baseman this year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:38:00 AM

Mitch Moreland (neck) went 0-for-4 in his return to action Tuesday versus the Indians.

Moreland was a late scratch from Boston's starting lineup on Monday due to a stiff neck. He collided with Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner on Sunday but came away from it mostly unscathed.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 08:57:00 AM

Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Monday due to a sore neck.

Moreland passed concussion protocol following a collision with Brett Gardner on Sunday, but his neck is a little sore. He's day-to-day.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Mitch Moreland delivered a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run single in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Yankees.

The Red Sox were down 6-3 after the Yankees plated four runs in the top of the seventh, but they fought right back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Moreland put them ahead for good with a single up the middle against Tommy Kahnle. The 31-year-old faded bigtime in July, but he's hitting .318 (14-for-44) with two homers and eight RBI this month.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 11:50:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 11:10:00 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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:15:00 PM

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3Brock Holt
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