The Boston Red Sox are bringing in Mitch Moreland to help replace David Ortiz in the batting order. The club agreed to terms with Moreland on a one-year contract Thursday. He is expected to share time with Hanley Ramirez at first base and designated hitter.
Moreland is a 31-year-old Gold Glove winner who batted .233 with 22 homers and 21 doubles last year with the Texas Rangers. He committed only two errors in 1,103 total chances at first base, leading AL first basemen with a .998 fielding percentage.
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A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.