Boston Red Sox Make A Big Move
The Boston Red Sox made a big move this week.
On Tuesday, the team revealed that it was re-signing Mitch Moreland on a one-year deal.
According to The Athletic MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, Moreland will earn $2.5 million as a result of the new contract.
Beyond that, he has a $3 million team option for 2021.
If the team chooses not to give him that additional year in 2021, Moreland will get a $500,000 buyout from the Red Sox.
Free-agent 1B Mitch Moreland signs one-year, $3M deal with #RedSox, source tells The Athletic. Salary of $2.5M in 2020 with $3M club option or $500,000K buyout for ‘21.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 28, 2020
The 34-year-old has spent the last three years with Boston.
Over the course of his stint with the organization he has batted .247, has an on-base percentage of .326 and a slugging percentage of .455.
In 2018, Moreland was an All-Star.
It will be interesting to see what impact Moreland will ultimately have on Boston’s output come the 2020 season.