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Mitch Moreland | Designated Hitter

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
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Rangers transferred 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
It's a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot for reliever Nate Adcock, who was called up Thursday in the wake of the Joakim Soria trade. Moreland underwent season-ending ankle surgery near the end of June. Jul 24 - 10:46 AM

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Mitch Moreland underwent season-ending ankle surgery Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The procedure involved ligament reconstruction and bone realignment. Moreland, who appeared in just 52 games this year for the Rangers, will aim to be back to 100 percent health by the opening of the 2015 season.
Jun 24 - 4:09 PM

Mitch Moreland will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Rangers remain unsure how invasive the procedure will be, but it will be a season-ending operation. Moreland should be ready to go for spring training next year. After losing both Moreland and Price Fielder (neck) the Rangers are currently using Brad Snyder at first base. They signed Carlos Pena to a minor league deal Tuesday.
Jun 18 - 1:06 PM

Mitch Moreland is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle.

Moreland was hoping to have a minor procedure, but it appears after receiving a third opinion from Dr. Ned Amendola Tuesday that a reconstruction will be needed. A date for the operation has not been set yet.
Jun 17 - 10:53 PM

Mitch Moreland will seek a third opinion on his injured left ankle Tuesday with a specialist at the University of Iowa.

Moreland needs surgery, but it's yet to be determined whether that will be a minor procedure or a season-ending one. Obviously, the designated hitter is hoping it's the former.
Jun 16 - 7:16 PM

Rangers placed DH Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury.

Moreland is off to see a specialist for his ankle. He needs surgery, but it's yet to be determined whether that will be a minor procedure or a season-ending one. The Rangers can't seem to catch a break this season.
Jun 10 - 4:02 PM

Mitch Moreland will receive a second opinion on his left ankle.

It was reported earlier Monday afternoon that Moreland would undergo a less serious surgery on his ankle in hopes of returning in 3-4 weeks, but that's no sure thing yet. It's still possible that he'll undergo reconstructive surgery on his ankle, which could cost him the rest of the season.
Jun 9 - 4:37 PM

Mitch Moreland (ankle) hopes to return in 3-4 weeks.

The original expectation was that Moreland would miss three months after ankle reconstruction surgery, but he'll actually have a less serious surgery in hopes of returning sooner. It's promising news for the Rangers, but they are still in quite a bind at first base.
Jun 9 - 4:20 PM

Mitch Moreland will undergo surgery on his left ankle this week.

The hits keep coming for the Rangers. It's not clear when Moreland suffered the injury, but he's expected to be sidelined for the next three months, meaning this could potentially be a season-ending injury. Donnie Murphy will be used at first base for now, but general manager Jon Daniels will consider other internal and possibly external options.
Jun 8 - 12:18 PM

Mitch Moreland has been dropped from third to sixth in the Rangers lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Moreland had been planted in that third slot since Prince Fielder went on the disabled list, but he has struggled in recent weeks. Michael Choice has been moved up to the leadoff spot in the order with Shin-Soo Choo hitting third.
Jun 7 - 12:27 PM

Mitch Moreland has been moved up to the third spot in the Rangers lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Moreland has been pressed into everyday duty and is being asked to carry a much bigger load of the offense with Prince Fielder out for the season. The move to the middle of the lineup only adds to his already increasing fantasy value.
May 24 - 12:47 PM

Mitch Moreland delivered a two-run double on Friday, plating the Rangers only runs in a losing effort against the Tigers.

Moreland finished the night 1-for-3. His two-run double off Anibal Sanchez got the Rangers off to a quick start in the second inning, but that would end up being the only damage they'd do on the night. Moreland is now hitting .277/.325/.420 with a pair of homers and 17 RBI on the season. Now faced with everyday at-bats at first base in the absence of Prince Fielder, he's relevant in all mixed leagues.
May 23 - 9:49 PM

Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and doubled as the Rangers bested the Blue Jays 6-2 on Sunday.

Moreland's line is far from what was expected of him, as the homer was just his second in 99 at-bats this year. He does have a .283 batting average, though. Last year, he hit 23 homers with a .232 average in 147 at-bats. Since he's getting the job done even as a different type of hitter, the Rangers will keep starting him against right-handers. He's not playing versus lefties at all.
May 18 - 6:54 PM

Mitch Moreland hit his first home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.

It was a solo shot off Jake Peavy in the seventh inning. Moreland has started eight of the Rangers' nine games so far, including one out of two against left-handers. He should sit against lefties now that Kevin Kouzmanoff is up as an alternative at DH.
Apr 9 - 7:32 PM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Phillies.

Moreland was a big part of the Rangers' comeback. Trailing 3-0 in the seventh, Moreland tripled and scored. Then, in the ninth, Moreland doubled and scored as the Rangers turned in a three-run bottom of the ninth to emerge victorious. With Prince Fielder at first base now, Moreland has shifted into the DH role and should see the lion's share of the time there.
Apr 2 - 11:25 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa
12Michael Kirkman
13Lisalverto Bonilla