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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 went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Mariners.
Moreland popped the cork on the scoring with an RBI single off M's starter Mike Montgomery in the first inning. He later came through with a two-run homer in the seventh, when the Rangers posted a four-spot and turned a tight 3-2 game into a 7-2 laugher. The 29-year-old first baseman is posting a strong season to this point, hitting .294/.344/.506 with 18 homers and 64 RBI. Aug 19 - 5:16 PM

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Mitch Moreland is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Mike Napoli is at first base with the Rays throwing lefty Drew Smyly. Moreland is batting .268/.321/.371 versus southpaws this season.
Aug 16 - 12:09 PM

Mitch Moreland went a perfect 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Thursday afternoon's 6-5 win over the Twins.

Moreland hit his 17th home run of the season, a two-run shot, off of Twins starter Ervin Santana in the fourth inning. An inning later, he mashed a deep two-run double to center to account for the rest of his four RBI. He's busted out with the bat this season, hitting .295/.345/.511 with the 17 bombs and 61 RBI. He's already surpassed his personal best for RBI in a season and while the home run number will be a little trickier to beat--he hit 23 long balls in 2013--there's still plenty of time.
Aug 13 - 4:36 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers "are drawing significant interest" in Mitch Moreland "but aren’t motivated to trade him."

You can understand why clubs would be asking, as Moreland entered play Tuesday batting .287/.333/.529 with 16 homers this season. He's pretty cheap ($2.95 million), though, and is under team control next season. The Rangers would likely have to be blown away by an offer in order to entertain a deal.
Jul 21 - 11:41 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

Prince Fielder is at first base with the designated hitter spot not available in Colorado. Moreland will come off the bench.
Jul 20 - 5:09 PM

Mitch Moreland hit his 15th and 16th homers of the year Saturday against the Padres.

Oddly enough, Moreland has had three two-homer games since his last one-homer game on June 27. He's been quite the force in the middle of the Texas lineup when healthy, which is certainly a nice turnaround from last year. He had just two homers in 167 at-bats in 2014, compared to his 16 in 250 at-bats this year.
Jul 12 - 1:48 AM

Mitch Moreland enjoyed his second consecutive two-homer game, helping the Rangers beat the Orioles on Tuesday.

Moreland also walked in his four plate appearances. He tied the game at two apiece with a two-run home run in the second, then repeated the act in the eighth inning to boost the Rangers' lead to 8-5. Moreland now has 14 home runs, 43 RBI, and a .305/.353/.563 triple-slash line.
Jun 30 - 9:53 PM

Mitch Moreland drilled a pair of home runs, powering the Rangers past the Orioles on Monday.

Another big day for the first baseman. He clubbed a solo shot in the second inning off of Bud Norris, then victimized Norris again in the fourth inning for a two-run blast. He finished 2-for-5 on the evening. Moreland has 12 homers on the year with 39 RBI and a .300/.346/.533 batting line in what has been a career year.
Jun 29 - 10:22 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers fell to the Athletics on Thursday.

Moreland got the scoring started in the fourth inning with a solo home run off of Sonny Gray. He added an RBI single in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie. Though he had been slumping over his last eight games coming into Thursday's action, Moreland is having the best season of his career, batting .302/.352/.510 with nine home runs and 35 RBI.
Jun 25 - 5:43 PM

Mitch Moreland left Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury.

It's hard to discern whether he was actually injured or whether, down 8-2, the Rangers just decided to get him out of the game, but earlier Wednesday he told reporters he was dealing with "general soreness." Moreland has struggled to stay healthy over the course of his career, but, at least right now, it doesn't seem like the kind of thing that should keep him sidelined too long. More should be known about the nature of the injury after the game.
Jun 24 - 10:14 PM

Mitch Moreland delivered a pinch-hit two-run single in a 2-1 win over the White Sox on Friday night.

Moreland pinch-hit for Adam Rosales with two outs in the top of the ninth inning against David Robertson after Prince Fielder was intentionally walked to load the bases. It was a gut-punch for the White Sox, who got a brilliant performance out of Chris Sale. Moreland has been very productive for the Rangers this season, batting .304 with eight home runs and an .880 OPS in 48 games.
Jun 19 - 11:51 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the White Sox throwing Chris Sale. Adam Rosales is at first base in Moreland's place.
Jun 19 - 5:45 PM

Mitch Moreland is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the A's.

Kyle Blanks is at third base and Prince Fielder will DH against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir. It's just a day of rest for the left-handed-hitting Moreland.
Jun 11 - 2:01 PM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBI against the A's on Wednesday.

Moreland has been swinging a hot stick all season. One interesting stat on that: He entered this evening with a .698 OPS at home and a 1.058 OPS on the road. Moreland, on a 16-game road hitting streak, came into Wednesday hitting .390 with five home runs and 11 RBI during that 15-game stretch. The road warrior trend continued Wednesday at O.co Coliseum, bumping his slash line to a robust .308/.368/.521 overall.
Jun 11 - 1:18 AM

Mitch Moreland's solo home run was the deciding factor in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Moreland finished 1-for-4, but he gave the Rangers some necessary insurance with a sixth-inning solo home run off of Sonny Gray. It's his seventh four-bagger of the year and his 22nd run batted in. He is also batting a solid .305/.367/.525 this season.
Jun 10 - 1:10 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Jake Diekman
4Anthony Bass
5Sam Freeman
6Sam Dyson
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla