Moreland posted an image of his new batting cage at home on Instagram.
Moreland, like all baseball players, is doing what he needs to do to stay in shape while MLB is delayed until a future date. The 34-year-old Moreland is expected to serve as the left-handed component in a platoon at first base with Michael Chavis. In a part-time role last season due to injury, Moreland swatted 19 home runs, 17 doubles and knocked in 58 while posting a career-high .835 OPS runs over 91 games.
Moreland (hamstring) will play first base Tuesday against the Cardinals, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Moreland has been dealing with a tight hamstring since the start of the month, though it wasn't considered too serious and he was able to serve as the designated hitter twice over the weekend. Back in the field more than two weeks before the start of the regular season, he should be good to go for Opening Day.
Moreland (knee) will primarily be used at first base when the Red Sox face right-handed starters, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.
Moreland, who started a second straight game Sunday as Boston's designated hitter, will reprise the role he held last season when 82 percent of his 335 plate appearances came against righties. When a lefty is scheduled, Michael Chavis will slide over from second base while Jose Peraza slots in at second. The knee injury may be behind him, but until he starts in the field, Moreland is considered day-to-day.
Moreland (hamstring) is batting fifth as the designated hitter in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins.
Moreland returned to the lineup as the DH for Saturday's contest and will do so again Sunday after going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. The 34-year-old picked up the hamstring injury last weekend, but it shouldn't impact his availability for Opening Day as he's set to begin the season at first base for the Red Sox.
Moreland (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter in Saturday's split-squad game against the Blue Jays, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Moreland is still not ready to occupy a defensive position, but he will see at-bats Saturday for the first time since March 1. As long as he avoids any setbacks, he should be back at first base soon and be at 100 percent before Opening Day.
Moreland (hamstring) will be the designated hitter Saturday against the Blue Jays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Moreland left Sunday's game against the Braves with hamstring tightness, though the Red Sox called his removal precautionary. He should still have plenty of time to get ready by Opening Day, barring setbacks.
Moreland's (hamstring) exit from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves was out of an abundance of caution, and the injury doesn't appear to be serious, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Moreland appeared to suffer the injury while playing first base during the first inning of Sunday's contest, but his exit was mainly a measure to prevent a more serious issue. While the 34-year-old isn't in the lineup against the Tigers on Monday, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the starting lineup in the near future, barring any setbacks.
Moreland was pulled from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves with right hamstring tightness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 34-year-old received the start at first base and played the field during the top of the first inning; that's apparently when he sustained the injury since he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the frame. Moreland's exit may be precautionary, but he's likely to take at least a few days off and should have his status updated sometime this week.
Moreland signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Moreland will remain in Boston, where he finished his third season with the club hitting .252/.328/.507 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 335 plate appearances throughout 2019. The left-handed hitting first baseman only started eight contests against southpaws, compared to 68 against righties. Michael Chavis will likely continue to accompany Moreland in a platoon role to begin the season. The deal includes a salary of $2.5 million in 2020 with a $3 million club option or a $500,000 buyout for 2021. Denyi Reyes was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Moreland is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles.
He heads to the bench with lefty John Means on the hill for Baltimore. Brock Holt is starting at first base and hitting sixth.
Moreland is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.
He is hitting .284 with five home runs in 19 games this month. Sam Travis will start with lefty Mike Minor on the hill for Texas.
Moreland is not starting Monday against the Rays, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
Moreland will give way to Sam Travis at first base in Monday's series finale with left-hander Blake Snell starting for the Rays. Since the start of September, Moreland is slashing .236/.300/.491 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 16 games.
Moreland went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
Moreland accounted for all four of Boston's runs on the night, delivering a two-run homer in the seventh followed by a two-run blast to left in the top of the ninth. The 34-year-old has registered 17 home runs and 55 RBI through 85 games this season for the Red Sox.
Moreland will be on the bench Monday against the Yankees.
Moreland will sit with lefty James Paxton on the mound for the Yankees. Sam Travis gets the start at first base.
Moreland went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Yankees.
Moreland had half of his team's six hits and drove in half of Boston's six runs. It was a big day at the plate for the slugger, who hadn't recorded a hit since Aug. 28, in part due to a run of off days against southpaws. The veteran now has 15 homers in 268 plate appearances, matching his total in 459 plate appearances from last season.
Moreland is not in the Thursday's lineup against the Twins, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
With left-hander Martin Perez starting for the Twins on Thursday, Moreland will give way to Sam Travis at first base. Over his past 10 appearances, the veteran slugger is hitting .222 with two doubles and a 7:7 BB:K.
Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Moreland will bow out of the lineup for a third straight game with the Red Sox facing another lefty (Andrew Heaney) for the series finale. Sam Travis checks in for Moreland at first base and will bat fifth.
Moreland is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.
Moreland remains on the bench for the second consecutive contest since lefty Dillon Peters is pitching for the Angels. Christian Vazquez receives the start at first base while Sandy Leon takes over behind the plate.
Moreland isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Moreland will head to the bench with lefty Jose Suarez set to take the hill for the opposition. Christian Vazquez shifts to first base and will bat seventh.
Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
He'll give way to platoon mate Sam Travis with southpaw Joey Lucchesi on the bump for San Diego. Moreland has enjoyed a productive August thus far, batting .313 with a home run, seven RBI and six runs in 14 games.
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