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Padres acquire Moreland from Red Sox for 2 prospects

Mitch Moreland
Posted at 9:48 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 12:48:37-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres picked up slugger Mitch Moreland in a trade with Boston.

In exchange, the Red Sox acquired a pair of prospects in outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts.

The 34-year-old Moreland adds even more power to an already explosive Padres lineup in pursuit of its first playoff appearance in 14 years.

Moreland was leading the Red Sox with eight homers, 21 RBIs and a .328 batting average. He’s made 19 starts at first base this season and three more as a designated hitter.