Mitch Moreland has been traded to the San Diego Padres, as @ByRobertMurray reported. Outfielder Jeisson Rosario and third baseman Hudson Potts are headed back to Boston. Padres had an upcoming roster crunch this winter and Boston gets a couple of good prospects back.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 30, 2020
With Eric Hosmer locked in at first, my guess is Moreland is added depth to a Padres squad looking to make some noise in the playoffs this year. When he does get opportunities at the plate, he’s playing on a much better team with a ton of talented hitters around him meaning his counting stats could tick up a little, especially his RBI.