Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

Boston Red Sox

Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 11:21 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2020 11:21 AM

BOSTON (AP/WTVA) - First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million.

Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 91 games last year, going on the injured list for a strained lower back and a strained right quadriceps.

He batted .297 with six homers from Aug. 9 through the end of the season.

Moreland is a graduate of Amory High School and helped lead Mississippi State to the 2007 College World Series.

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