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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 3-for-4 and hit his third homer as the Rangers topped the Red Sox 3-1 on Thursday.
Moreland has hit in five straight, raising his average to .312. That'll be plenty sufficient to hold off Kyle Blanks and keep a starting job against righties. Of course, history says he won't keep it up. May 21 - 10:15 PM

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Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Moreland hit the two-run homer, his second of the season, off of Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the sixth inning. He's just starting to get back into action after missing fifteen days following elbow surgery, as he was activated from the disabled list on May 13. In 66 at-bats, Moreland is hitting .288/.364/.470.
May 17 - 6:21 PM

Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list.

Moreland missed exactly 15 days following surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. He'll return Wednesday to a cool .304/.393/.457 batting line and resume serving as the Rangers' primary designated hitter.
May 13 - 5:50 PM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on May 13.

Moreland will begin a brief rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. A return next Wednesday would mean just a two-week absence after the 29-year-old had surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow.
May 8 - 10:50 AM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) played catch from 75 feet and took 25 swings off a tee on Tuesday.

He's hoping to hit in the batting cage on Wednesday or Thursday. Making his way back from minor left elbow surgery, Moreland is expected back before the end of the month.
May 6 - 12:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Jon Edwards
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla