The Boston Red Sox traded first baseman Mitch Moreland to the San Diego Padres on Sunday, bringing back two prospects: outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts.
Boston shipped Moreland to San Diego at a time where his bat was red-hot. He’s batting .328 with a 1.177 OPS through 22 games. He posted an .803 OPS in 386 games with the Sox from 2017-20.
Moreland will always be remembered for his pinch-hit three-run home run in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series, which brought the Sox back to within one of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer helped spark a comeback that put Boston in the driver’s seat in the series, which they won in five games.
Sunday marks the second mid-season trade for the Red Sox, who previously acquired pitchers Connor Seabold and Nick Pivetta from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Brandon Workman Heath Hembree. Bloom has until Monday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline to make more moves.