Originally a third baseman, and most valued for his offense, Keith Moreland was moved to catcher in 1977. After two seasons as a part-timer in Philadelphia, he was traded to Chicago. Found wanting defensively, he was moved to the outfield. Moreland was the Cubs leading batter (.302) in 1983 and peaked in 1985 (.307, 14 HR, 106 RBI) while becoming a respectable, if slow, right fielder. He moved back to third base in 1987, replacing Ron Cey, and struggled defensively. However, he hit a career-high 27 homers. Traded to San Diego for Goose Gossage in 1988, he played outfield and first base. He moved on to Detroit for 1989 and was traded in mid-season to the contending Orioles.