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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.
Moreland underwent surgery Wednesday to remove loose bodies from his left elbow and is expected to miss around three weeks. He tried to play through the discomfort, but it wasn't working. Kyle Blanks has been called up from Triple-A and should see a good amount of playing time at DH for the Rangers through the middle of May. Apr 29 - 4:22 PM

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Mitch Moreland will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove loose bodies from his left elbow.

Moreland first began having elbow issues 10 days ago and tried unsuccessfully to play through the ailment. He'll be on the shelf for 2-3 weeks. Kyle Blanks will replace Moreland on the roster and stands to see plenty of time in the designated hitter spot.
Apr 28 - 11:10 PM

Mitch Moreland could undergo surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow.

Moreland first began having elbow issues 10 days ago. He tried to play through it, but it locked up on him again Tuesday, forcing him to see team physician Dr. Keith Meister. "I tried to fight through it this first time," Moreland said. "It’s locked up again so I don’t know if there’s something we can do, move it around, get it dislodged or find a better spot. I don’t know what the deal is until I see the doctor." Moreland is unable to extend his arm and says the elbow is "pretty painful all the time." It's not clear how long an operation would sideline him, but it would be an arthroscopic procedure.
Apr 28 - 8:09 PM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) has returned to the Rangers starting lineup on Friday.

Moreland has been battling elbow discomfort in recent weeks, but is finally ready to return to the lineup. He's batting second and starting at first base while Prince Fielder serves as the team's designated hitter.
Apr 24 - 7:29 PM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) might not start another game for the Rangers until Friday.

Moreland is battling some elbow discomfort and the Rangers have a three-game series Tuesday-Thursday in Arizona, a National League park. Prince Fielder figures to start all three of those games at first base. Moreland should be available off the bench.
Apr 20 - 10:50 AM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) went 1-for-2 with an RBI on Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.

Moreland was held out of the starting lineup due to an elbow injury and because the M's were starting a left-hander, but he entered the game late and made an impact in the extra-innings loss for Texas. Moreland, who's sporting a decent .837 OPS, should be in the Rangers' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Arizona.
Apr 20 - 9:45 AM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Moreland is dealing with a minor elbow injury that could require surgery, although a decision has not yet been made. Prince Fielder is in the designated hitter spot in his place, with Adam Rosales covering first base.
Apr 19 - 1:09 PM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday night.

But he was able to take pregame batting practice, so that's a good early indication that he will be able to avoid minor elbow surgery. Shin-Soo Choo is serving as the designated hitter for Texas on Saturday against the Mariners and Carlos Peguero is in right field. Moreland can be considered day-to-day.
Apr 18 - 5:01 PM

Mitch Moreland could require minor elbow surgery which would sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks.

Moreland was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a sore elbow and went for further examination. The Rangers won't make a decision on his status for a few days while they gather additional information, but it's safe to say that Moreland won't return to the lineup any time soon.
Apr 18 - 9:24 AM

Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Rangers starting lineup on Friday due to a sore elbow.

It's likely that he'll head for an MRI to see what's going on, but the Rangers don't believe that it's a major concern just yet. The team should have an update on his status after any exams.
Apr 17 - 7:55 PM

Mitch Moreland homered and drove home three runs on Thursday as the Rangers pummeled the Athletics to salvage a split in their season-opening four-game series.

Moreland contributed a sacrifice fly in the Rangers three-run first inning, then tagged A’s hurler Kendall Graveman for a two-run bomb in the third, increasing their advantage to 5-0. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. While he isn’t likely to hit for a high average, he should be in the Rangers lineup on most days and should be a cheap source of RBI, especially against right-handed pitching.
Apr 9 - 6:12 PM

Mitch Moreland hit a solo home run on Sunday, his only success in four at-bats in a 10-5 loss to the Dodgers.

Moreland went yard off of J.P. Howell in the eighth inning. It was nice to see that it was against a left-hander, as he owns a career OPS 141 points lower against lefties than against righties. Moreland, who has three Cactus League homers, should get the lion's share of the at-bats from the DH spot this season.
Mar 29 - 7:38 PM

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's Cactus League win versus the Brewers.

Moreland brought in two runs with a second-inning single, then later scored as part of a seven-run outburst. Moreland later brought in another run with his second single in the third inning. The DH had ankle surgery last year, but the Rangers are expecting a healthy and productive 2015 from him.
Mar 15 - 7:32 PM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League debut facing the Cubs.

He homered in his first at-bat, a nice welcome back gift to himself. Moreland underwent reconstructive ankle surgery and had a delayed start to the spring as a result. The Rangers are hopeful he can rediscover the power he showed in 2013 when he hit 23 home runs in 518 plate appearances.
Mar 8 - 8:02 PM

Mitch Moreland (ankle) is scheduled to play in games early next week after participated fully in Wednesday’s practice.

Moreland had season-ending ankle surgery last June but has progressed in his rehab without any setbacks. He'll be ready to roll come Opening Day.
Mar 6 - 10:00 AM

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Anthony Bass
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Alex Claudio