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Mitch Moreland to Boston Red Sox

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Mitch Moreland has signed a one year deal with the Boston Red Sox

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Mitch Moreland and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one year deal with a 2021 club option, per reports. Moreland reportedly is getting $2.5 million for 2020, with Boston holding a $3 million club option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

Moreland, of course, is a former Texas Ranger, having been drafted in the 17th round in the 2007 draft and becoming a fixture at first base for Texas, at least against righthanders, through 2016. Moreland signed with the Red Sox as a free agent after the 2016 season, and has been there the past three seasons. Playing almost exclusively against righties last year, he slashed .252/.328/.507 for Boston, though he missed most of June and July due to a back strain and a quad strain.

Moreland will presumably play first base against righthanders for Boston in 2020.