The Chicago White Sox might take a different turn for their DH in the 2022 season.
Mitch Moreland is not a splashy move, nor is he a big name. But it is exactly the type of move the White Sox have made in the past.
Moreland was an All-Star in 2018 with the Boston Red Sox. He also won a Gold Glove as a first baseman with the Texas Rangers in 2016. Last season, Moreland was primarily relegated to designated hitter and pinch hitter.
He played 61 of his 69 games there in 2021. For his career, he has 130 games at the position. Moreland is coming off a sub-par year with the Oakland Athletics. He batted .227 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs.
However, had he played a full season, he would have been on track for around 20 home runs. He was playing his home games hitting in a pitcher-friendly park which likely affected his total. For his career, he has hit 186 out of the ballpark, with six seasons of 20 plus homers.
His career batting average is a solid .251 to go along with a .446 slugging percentage and .764 OPS. With the right lineup protection around him, Moreland can be a productive player. At the age of 36, he should come at a reasonable price too.