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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 23:32

Red Sox Agree To 1-Year Deal With Gold Glove Award Winner Mitch Moreland

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The Boston Red Sox quickly find their replacement for the departing Travis Shaw in former Texas Rangers first baseman, Mitch Moreland. 

In what I am assuming is the cap to this wild first day for the Red Sox at the winter meetings, the club agrees to a one year, 5-million dollar deal with former Texas Rangers Gold Glove first baseman, Mitch Moreland.

Mitch Moreland is a seven-year veteran who has spent his entire career with the Texas ball club.

Moreland has never really been known for his bat, although he did have his best career year in 2015 hitting .278 with 23 homers. But his talents more so revolve around his fielding. Moreland was the 2016 American League Gold Glove award winner for first baseman.

Moreland will be splitting time with the Red Sox Hanley Ramirez at first base who will also be spending some of the upcoming season in the vacant DH position attempting to fill David Ortiz’s shoes.

Rumors had been swirling all day long in regards to Moreland’s potential landing spot. The Indian’s had also been rumored to be in the Moreland mix.

In 2016, Moreland hit just .233 in 147 games played with 460 at bats. The left handed hitter has displayed some power however over his past two season as he stroked 22 home runs in 2016 and 23 in 2015.

Catch the details of more deals that were made by the Boston Red Sox today as they acquire an ace in Chris Sale, and a set up man in Tyler Thornburg right here at CLNSradio.com.


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Nick Quaglia

Nick is a contributer to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is a opinion piece writer who also breaks down games as well as previewing them. You can hear him fill in for some of the CLNS Red Sox Beat Podcasts when needed. 

Nick also owns and operates his own sports blog called CouchGuySports.com where he and a collection of other writers discuss all of the hottest news in sports from Chicago, Boston and New York. 

Previously, he was an intern for WEEI Sports Radio Network's, "The Dale & Holley Show featuring Jerry Thornton". Here, he also was and still is one of the cohosts for WEEI.com's "Teeing Off" golf podcast. 

Sports radio has been apart of Nick's life for the past four years as he has cohosted WDJM 91.3 FM Ram Radio's, "The Sports Huddle" as well as "Draft Day". 

He is a recent, 2016 graduate from Framingham State University with a degree in Communication Arts. 

Nick's a big time Sox fan and passionate for the team. Let's go Sox!

Check him out on Twitter @NickQuag!