Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
7 hours ago

Moreland could be used in a platoon at first base, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moreland and Hanley Ramirez, who didn't kill Boston defensively at first as he did in left field the previous season, could form the platoon. The newly acquired Moreland would face right-handed starters and Ramirez could start against lefties. The platoon would allow manager John Farrell to use the now-available designated hitter spot to take advantage of certain matchups or keep players fresh. One can see Chris Young getting into the lineup more often against left-handed starters, or Dustin Pedroia getting a "day off" as the DH. We'll get a clearer picture of Moreland's projected usage in spring training, but be prepared for him to get fewer than 500 at-bats in a Boston uniform.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
22 hours ago

Moreland agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal is contingent on Moreland passing a physical, but it appears that the former Texas Ranger is headed to Boston. Although he's coming off a down season in terms of average, Moreland remained a force at the plate as he hit over 20 home runs for the third time in the last four years. Headed into 2017, Boston will likely move Hanley Ramirez from first base to the DH spot to make room for the sure-handed Moreland, who won a Gold Glove following his 2016 performance.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
3 days ago

Moreland is drawing interest from the Indians and Blue Jays, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moreland is one of several potential first-base options for the Indians, who are also considering Mike Napoli and Adam Lind. With Edwin Encarnacion a free agent, the Jays currently have Justin Smoak penciled in as the starter at first base, unless new addition Kendrys Morales gets some time at the position. Moreland posted solid numbers in 2016, hitting 22 homers and driving in 60 runs while sporting a .233/.298/.422 slash line. He also took home his first Gold Glove Award.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
2 months ago

Moreland is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Blue Jays on Friday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

Texas failed to get much going offensively in Thursday's loss, scoring just one run on four hits, and with the left-handed J.A. Happ slated to start Friday for Toronto, manager Jeff Banister is stacking his lineup with righties. Ryan Rua will get the start at first base in place of Moreland and will bat seventh as the Rangers look to even up the series.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
2 months ago

Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off an 0-for-4 outing with two strikeouts on Saturday night, Moreland will head to the bench for Sunday's game. In place of Moreland, Ryan Rua will get the nod to start at first base and hit ninth.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
2 months ago

Moreland is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are resting most of their regulars Saturday after clinching the division Friday night. Ryan Rua will start at first base and hit fifth Saturday.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
3 months ago

Moreland is out of the lineup Sunday against Oakland, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ross Detwiler, a southpaw, is slated to start for the A's, so Ryan Rua will get the nod to start at first base in an effort to fill the lineup with right-handed hitters. Moreland has struggled to produce at the plate recently, as he's gone just 2-for-23 with eight strikeouts over the last seven games.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
3 months ago

Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moreland is currently in the midst of a 0-for-16 slump over his past four games -- a stretch that has dropped his average on the season down to .242 -- so he'll get a day off Wednesday to help clear his head. Jurickson Profar will take over at first base and bat seventh in his stead.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
3 months ago

Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He joins fellow left-handed hitter Nomar Mazara on the pine against southpaw Ariel Miranda. Moreland should rejoin the lineup Thursday against projected starter Taijuan Walker. Platoon bat Ryan Rua will take Moreland's spot at first base and bat eighth.

Mitch Moreland
1B/DH TEX
3 months ago

Moreland went 2-for-3 with a two-RBI single, double and a run in Saturday's 12-4 victory over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The righty masher snapped a 1-1 tie with a run-scoring single in the fourth that brought in Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre, giving the Rangers a lead they'd never relinquish. The 30-year-old has hits in three straight and multi-hit efforts in his last two games, going 4-for-7 against Astros pitching over the latter span.