MLB Rumors: Mitch Moreland Faces Free Agency, As Padres Decline Contract Option

Moreland reportedly is about to hit the market

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It looks like Mitch Moreland will be hitting free agency.

The San Diego Padres on Sunday reportedly declined to pick up his option ahead of the start of MLB free agency at 5 p.m. according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Moreland was traded to San Diego by the Boston Red Sox in August in exchange for minor league third baseman Hudson Potts and outfielder Jeisson Rosario.

Moreland was a fan favorite in Boston. Will the team bring back the 35-year-old left bat after he remained a bright stop in their lineup before the trade?

Time will tell.

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