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Mitch Moreland | First Baseman | #18

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 was ejected from Monday's game against the Angels for arguing a called third strike.
Moreland went 0-for-2 before getting tossed in the fifth inning. Mitch Moreland has replaced him at first base. Sep 19 - 9:21 PM

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Mitch Moreland went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk Friday as the Rangers edged the Angels 2-1.

Moreland snapped out of a 1-for-19 skid tonight. He doubled and scored the Rangers' first run of the game in the seventh. Adrian Beltre then homered in the eighth. It was just Moreland's second three-hit game of the season.
Sep 10 - 2:10 AM

Mitch Moreland crushed a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Rangers over the Indians on Saturday.

The big fly pretty much ended the game before it began as the Indians never did cross the plate all night. Moreland scored a run in the third inning on an Elvis Andrus double. He finished the night 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. He has a .253 batting average with 22 home runs and 55 RBI on the season.
Aug 28 - 12:02 AM

Mitch Moreland is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

Moreland will take a seat against left-hander Ross Detwiler. Jurickson Profar will make the start at first base and bat eighth.
Aug 15 - 4:09 PM

Mitch Moreland whacked a walk-off home run to lead the Rangers over the Royals on Saturday.

The home run off Brooks Pounders landed in the upper deck in right field. It was his 17th home run of the season in 294 at-bats. He has hit for excellent power but has been mediocre in terms of batting average (.245) and on-base percentage (.311). Playing time has been sporadic for Moreland this year and is likely to remain that way.
Jul 30 - 11:44 PM

Mitch Moreland hit two solo home runs in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Moreland had Yordano Ventura's number this night, lifting a homer to left-center field in the fifth inning to tie the game before walloping a pitch to deep center in the eighth to give the Rangers the lead. The home runs were numbers 15 and 16 on the year for Moreland, who has started to come around a bit after a slow start to the year. The 30-year-old is batting .237/.303/.453 overall as a result of that poor start at the plate.
Jul 29 - 12:07 AM

Mitch Moreland blasted his 13th homer on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Rangers to victory over the Angels.

Moreland's solo shot in the fourth inning cut the Rangers deficit to 6-3. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .235/.300/.433 with 13 long balls and 36 RBI.
Jul 21 - 1:04 AM

Mitch Moreland (calf) doubled in one of his three at-bats in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Moreland missed a week of action with a strained calf, but he should be OK moving forward. He's sporting a .229/.296/.411 batting line on the season.
Jul 10 - 8:15 AM

Mitch Moreland (calf) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Moreland was expected back in there for this one but apparently isn't ready yet. He hasn't played since last Saturday. Jurickson Profar is handling first base.
Jul 8 - 4:14 PM

Mitch Moreland (calf) will return to the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Moreland has missed a handful of days with a tight right calf, but he went through a full pregame workout Thursday with no issues and was available off the bench. He'll start Friday against Kyle Gibson and the Twins.
Jul 8 - 10:40 AM

Mitch Moreland was scratched from Sunday's lineup with tightness in his right calf.

There's been no indication to this point that it might be more than a day-to-day injury. Jurickson Profar entered the lineup at first base in Moreland's place.
Jul 3 - 2:19 PM

Mitch Moreland is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

As promised, Jurickson Profar is making the start at first base. Prince Fielder will serve as the designated hitter.
Jun 28 - 3:55 PM

Mitch Moreland clubbed a two-run homer as the Rangers topped the Mariners 6-4 in Seattle on Sunday afternoon.

Moreland's blast came off of M's starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning, giving the Rangers an early 3-0 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, raising his season slash to .221/.292/.417 to go along with nine long balls and 27 RBI.
Jun 12 - 7:32 PM

Mitch Moreland launched a pair of solo homers Friday against the Mariners.

Moreland is making his case to stay in the lineup, potentially over Prince Fielder, after Adrian Beltre returns. He doubled twice Wednesday, so he's raised his OPS from .643 to .698 the last two days. That's not great, but it's a heck of a lot better than Fielder's .565 mark.
Jun 11 - 1:38 AM

Mitch Moreland slugged a three-run homer Sunday in the Rangers' 6-2 victory against the Pirates.

Moreland went deep off Francisco Liriano in the bottom of the fourth inning, not long after Prince Fielder cranked a solo shot. Consistency remains an issue for Moreland -- he's still batting .222/.293/.392 overall -- but the 30-year-old first baseman does have six home runs and 21 RBI in 45 games this season.
May 29 - 6:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell
12Nick Martinez
13Yohander Mendez
14Jose Leclerc