Rule 7.13 strikes again as White Sox fall to Giants

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The mess that is Rule 7.13 struck again in Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Giants …

That gave the Giants their first run of the afternoon and they went on to pour in six more before the inning was through. There’s too much gray area with this rule. It really needs to be tossed out before October.

Red Sox re-sign Mitch Moreland to two-year deal

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The Red Sox have re-signed first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract, the club announced on Monday. According to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, the total value of the deal is $13 million and Moreland can earn more through performance incentives.

Moreland, 32, hit .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 576 plate appearances with the Red Sox in 2017. With Moreland back in the fold, the Red Sox are out of the running for free agent Eric Hosmer.

While Moreland doesn’t have the best bat among first basemen, he plays good defense. His return also means the Red Sox can safely stow Hanley Ramirez back in the DH role.