This is Part 2 in a series in which we'll examine the Red Sox roster by position. Each day, we'll focus on one spot around the diamond, examine the incumbent player(s), look at prospects in the system and comment on the state of the position within the organization in general.
TODAY: FIRST BASE
INCUMBENT: Michael Chavis
Last year, the Red Sox began the season envisioning a platoon between Mitch Moreland and World Series MVP Steve Pearce. But Pearce's season began with an injury in spring training, a situation that continued into the season. Pearce accumulated just 89 at-bat and is now contemplating retirement. Moreland enjoyed a strong season with a career-best .845 OPS, but also missed time with injuries. Moreland is a free agent, and at 34, is unlikely to return.