Mitch Moreland coming back to Red Sox on one-year deal

Jim Rogash/Getty Images

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Red Sox are keeping Mitch Moreland around for at least one more season. The first baseman and team have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, which they confirmed on Tuesday night.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported the deal along with numbers. It's a one-year, $3 million deal, $2.5 million of which will be his salary for 2020. The remaining $500,000 will be either a buyout or part of a $3 million club option for 2021.

Offensively, Moreland produced at a career-best pace in 2019. Unfortunately, back and quad injuries landed him on the injured list in parts of June and July. Moreland hit 19 home runs with 58 RBIs and a career-high .835 OPS in just 91 games. As usual, the lefty did most of his damage against right-handed pitching.

Moreland also continued to be a reliable defensive first baseman, with only three errors in 607 chances at the position.

The deal doesn't even come close to breaking the bank for the Red Sox, who get to keep a solid two-way infielder in the fold.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].