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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox are bringing Steve Pearce back on a one-year contract, pretty much a perfect fit for team and player. Pearce has crushed lefties in his career, but did have a .828 OPS against righties in 2018. Given Mitch Moreland's terrible second half, Pearce may end up being much more than just the short half of the platoon at first base.