Red Sox notes: Mitch Moreland confident Brock Holt will be an asset 'wherever he goes'

Nick Friar
February 14, 2020 - 2:28 pm

When Mitch Moreland was trying to figure out where he’d sign in the offseason, there was an ”obvious first choice” for him. The Red Sox.

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Of course, it all worked out in the end for Moreland, but it didn’t always seem like that’d be the case.

After he played his last game at Fenway in 2019, Moreland didn’t know if he’d ever play there on behalf of Boston again. He didn’t have much reason to think differently when the free agency process began, either.

“It seemed like it wasn’t going to happen early,” Moreland said. “Talked to a few other teams that seemed pretty interested. Then it seemed like it shifted back around. Thankful it did.”

But, while Moreland has a place to play, former Red Sox utility man Brock Holt is still a free agent. The two have kept in contact, and Moreland thinks his friend will find a home.

“Brock’s Brock. He puts me in a good mood every time I talk to him,” Moreland said. “Like I said, he’s going to be an asset to wherever he goes. Great teammate and a good friend, too. So, I know he’ll be fine and whatever works out or happens, it’ll be good for him.”

——Chris Sale had not arrived in camp by the time Roenicke met with the media on Friday. He was expected to be at the facility later in the day.

“He’s going to meet with the doctors and hopefully we get a good report and he can start doing things with us,” Roenicke said.

Sale, Alex Verdugo (back) and Dustin Pedroia (left knee) are the only Red Sox players who aren't fully healthy.