Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Indians after sliding into the barrier in front of the first base photo pit while chasing a foul ball. The Sox are calling it knee contusion.
It was his left knee, which has caused him trouble off-and-on over the past month and a half. Moreland tried to stay in the game but took himself out after coming to bat the next inning. He was replaced at first by Blake Swihart.
Moreland is hitting .259/.327/.472 with 15 homers and 66 RBI on the year. Further updates will no doubt come at the conclusion of today’s game.