Boston Red Sox

Jul 10, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Robert Murray of The Athletic first reported the news of the Padres acquiring Moreland. Dennis Lin followed up with the return for Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox.

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.

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