14 May

call him maybe

This much is clear from recent comments by Mitch Moreland: He is not retired. The ex-Mississippi State standout from Amory is home in Alabama enjoying the family life, but he has not stored away the bat and glove. On a podcast produced by WEEI radio in Boston, the 12-year major league veteran said he just hasn’t received any attractive offers since the 2021 season ended. “To be honest, I thought I would have more opportunities than were presented,” he said. Moreland is 36 and had a down year with Oakland in ’21, finishing on the disabled list with a wrist injury. But it would seem that some club might take a flier on a career .251 hitter with lefty power (186 homers) and a good glove at first base. He spent parts of four seasons in Boston, which has a serious need at first. “It’s my favorite place I have played,” said Moreland, who helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series. Maybe a reunion is in the offing.

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