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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 17 (0) / TEX
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Mitch Moreland requested $6 million and was offered $4.675 million by the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
MLBTradeRumors.com projected Moreland to make $5.6 million in his final year of arbitration. The first baseman batted .278/.330/.482 with 23 homers last season for the Rangers. Jan 15 - 5:44 PM

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears the Rangers and Pirates will meet this week in Nashville to discuss a possible Mitch Moreland trade.

Grant says the Bucs, "in previous conversations," have been interested in trying to work out a three-way trade that would land them a new starting first baseman. Moreland posted an impressive .812 OPS with 23 home runs and 85 RBI in 132 games this past season for Texas. He is scheduled to become a free agent after 2016.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Mitch Moreland went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Angels.

Moreland couldn't get his game going against Angels starter Jered Weaver on Friday. In 468 at-bats this season, he's hitting .278/.329/.483 with 23 homers and 84 RBI. This has been the best overall season of his career.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run on Tuesday as the Rangers downed the Athletics.

Moreland blasted a two-run homer off of Sean Nolin in the sixth inning, knotting the game up at 5-5. With the round-tripper, he ties a career-high in home runs at 23, also done in 2013. The first baseman has knocked in 81 runs while batting .285/.335/.500 on the year.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:47:00 AM

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Moreland rocked a solo home run off King Felix in the second inning. It would be his only hit of the game. In 428 at-bats, he's hitting .280/.330/.491 with 22 homers and 79 RBI. Overall, this has been the best offensive season of his career.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Mitch Moreland doubled and hit a two-run home run across four at-bats as the Rangers took down the Astros on Monday.

Moreland put the Rangers up 3-2 in the sixth inning with a two-run home run off of lefty Scott Kazmir. The first baseman has hit lefties much worse than their right-handed counterparts this season, so it was an uncommon occurrence. On the season, Moreland is hitting .289/.337/.496 with 20 home runs and 73 RBI.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Mitch Moreland delivered a two-run double Friday against the Athletics.

He got the Rangers on the board in the bottom of the first inning and it was more than enough for Colby Lewis, who absolutely dominated. Moreland hasn't shown as much power in the second half as he did in the first, but he has amassed 71 RBI in just 111 games. He had never had more than 60 RBI in a season before.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:09:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 05:16:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 12:09:00 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.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 04:36:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 11:41:00 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.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 05:09:00 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.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 01:48:00 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.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 09:53:00 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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 10:22:00 PM