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A year spent as a lost FA, and finally retired… Former colleague Shin-Soo Choo, ML 186 home run Moreland

Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG)’s teammate from the Texas Rangers, Mitch Moreland (38), announced his retirement from active duty. 

The American Boston media ‘WEEI’ announced Moreland’s retirement on the 9th (Korean time). Moreland, whose career was suspended after playing for the Oakland Athletics in 2021, officially announced his retirement from active play after a year of invincibility. 

Moreland, who visited Fort Myers, Florida, USA, where spring training was held at the invitation of the Boston Red Sox, said, “Now I have run as a player. He has enjoyed living with his family for the past year and a half. He wants to be with his family more,” he revealed about his retirement background. 

Left-handed first baseman Moreland made his debut in Texas in 2010 and played 12 major league seasons until 2021, going through Boston, San Diego Padres, and Oakland. He played 1260 career games, posting a batting average of .25, 1.020, 186 homers, 618 RBIs, and an OPS of .764. 

Moreland, who had 10 double-digit home run seasons, including seven consecutive years from 2015 to 2021, has four seasons of 20 or more home runs. His most home runs in a season were 23, which he recorded twice during his time at Texas in 2013 and 2015. He was also excellent at first base defense, and even received the 2016 American League (AL) Gold Glove for first baseman.  스마일 토토

He played the longest in Texas with 7 years, but also had an impact in Boston for 3 and a half years. Moreland, who came to Boston with a 1-year, 5.5 million dollar free agent contract in 2017 and re-signed for 2 years and 13 million dollars, was selected as the first All-Star in 2018 and also experienced a World Series victory. That year, in Game 4 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he exploded a pinch hit three-run home run in the 7th inning, trailing 0-4, paving the way for a 9-6 come-from-behind victory, and obtained his first championship ring. 

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