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Red Sox seal a contract deal that gives more to Moreland

A bump in salary will pad Mitch Moreland's bank account by $3M next year
Credit: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland celebrates with the team after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

BOSTON — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. 

Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. 

The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 91 games last year, going on the injured list for a strained lower back and a strained right quadriceps. He batted .297 with six homers from Aug. 9 through the end of the season.