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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman

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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Mitch Moreland (ankle) isn't likely to play in Cactus League games for the Rangers until next week.
Moreland will run the bases on Tuesday on his reconstructed right ankle. The 29-year-old took over at first base following Prince Fielder's injury last season before his ankle ended his season. Moreland should face plenty of right-handed pitching out of the DH slot in 2015. Mar 3 - 11:28 AM

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Rangers and INF/OF Mitch Moreland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.95 million contract.

The final figure is close to the midpoint that the two sides filed at. Moreland can also earn an additional $25,000 in incentives. He's expected to begin the season as the club's primary option at designated hitter against right-handed pitching.
Jan 23 - 7:36 PM

Mitch Moreland requested $3.35 million and was offered $2.75 million from the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

Moreland was handed the starting job at first base when Prince Fielder went down in 2014, but was unable to capitalize before sustaining a season-ending injury of his own. The two sides should meet somewhere around $3 million.
Jan 16 - 7:01 PM

Mitch Moreland (ankle) has been cleared to begin a running program.

Moreland underwent season-ending surgery on his left ankle in late-June. He'll gradually progress to full baseball activities and is expected to be 100 percent by spring training.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he doesn't expect to non-tender Mitch Moreland.

Moreland underwent season-ending surgery on his left ankle in late-June and is due a raise from the $2.65 million salary he made in 2014, but the Rangers still see value in keeping him around. The 29-year-old is a .259/.316/.430 hitter in the majors.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 60-day disabled list.

Moreland underwent season-ending surgery on his left ankle in late-June. He's a potential non-tender candidate this offseason.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:28:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:46:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 04:09:00 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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 01:06:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:53:00 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.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 07:16:00 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.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 04:02:00 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.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 04:20:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Tomas Telis
5Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
4Elliot Johnson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Ed Lucas
LF1Nate Schierholtz
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
4Ryan Ludwick
5Michael Choice
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Yovani Gallardo
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Juan Carlos Oviedo
6Michael Kirkman
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Roman Mendez
10Anthony Bass
11Edgar Olmos
12Lisalverto Bonilla
13Spencer Patton
14Jamey Wright