The Red Sox are hoping that Mitch Moreland was just saving his hits for the big leagues during his rehab stint.
Though he went 0-for-13 in four games in Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox have reinstated Moreland ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
"Let's just say I didn't waste any hits," Moreland said of his Pawtucket performance.
Mitch Moreland -- 'I feel like the plan is tomorrow' to be activated off the IL.
When asked about his 0-for-13 rehab stretch in Pawtucket -- 'Let's just say I didn't waste any hits.'#RedSox — Bill Koch (@BillKoch25) July 22, 2019
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He will start on Tuesday night at first base and hit seventh.
Moreland, 33, was placed on the injured list on June 8 with a right quad strain. This year, he's slugging .543 with 13 home runs. He's hitting a home run every 11.62 at-bats, which is a career-high, per a press release from the team.
To make room for the first baseman, Boston has optioned second baseman Marco Hernández to Pawtucket. Hernández had provided solid depth in the infield, and went 2-for-4 with two runs on Monday night's win.
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