Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 5 days ago

Moreland had a big day at the plate on Sunday against the Indians, as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in a 5-1 Rangers win.

The home run was only his second of the season, but Moreland is looking much healthier after undergoing a minor elbow procedure and is capable of hitting for average and power when he is form. Keep an eye on him as he continues to start at first base for the Rangers.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 week ago

Moreland went 2-for-3 with a walk in his return from the disabled list Wednesday against the Royals.

Moreland had two singles and a walk in a successful return from the disabled list after surgery to remove bone chips in his left elbow. He was 0-for-11 with six walks in a four-game rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Round Rock.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 week ago

Moreland (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Moreland was expected to rejoin the club Wednesday, and that is now officially the case. The lineup card hasn't been released yet, but he will play first base Wednesday. Jake Smolinski was optioned to make room for him on the 25-man roster.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Moreland (elbow) is expected to play at Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday before returning to the Rangers on Wednesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Moreland was initially expected to be back with the Rangers on Tuesday, but he'll spend an extra day rehabbing before making his return Wednesday. With the Rangers slated to face several right-handers in a row, Moreland could see immediate action beginning Wednesday night.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Moreland (elbow) is scheduled for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock from Saturday to Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Moreland thus figures to join the Rangers for Tuesday's game against Edison Volquez and the Royals. There's little incentive to rush him back any sooner, with the Rangers facing southpaws Sunday and Monday. After that, the Rangers aren't scheduled to face another lefty all week, which means Moreland may get six consecutive starts against right-handed pitching.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Moreland (elbow) hit in a batting cage Wednesday and reported feeling great, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Moreland is hopeful that he'll be able to take batting practice either Thursday or Friday, then begin a rehab assignment as early as Saturday. Assuming all goes according to schedule over the next few days, Moreland should be in line to rejoin the big league team some point next week.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Moreland (elbow) threw and hit in limited fashion Tuesday and feels good, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

According to Stevenson, Moreland threw from 75 feet and took 25 swings off of a tee. He hopes to start hitting in a batting cage on Wednesday as his he approaches his estimated return date within the next week.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Moreland will have bone chips removed from his elbow Wednesday and will miss two-to-three weeks, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

This has been bothering Moreland for about 10 days, so it will be good to finally get the problem treated. Look for him to be placed on the DL Wednesday with a corresponding move to follow. Prince Fielder will start at first base and the Rangers will mix and match at DH while Moreland is out.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 weeks ago

Moreland visited a doctor Tuesday about his elbow, as a chip may be lodged in an awkward spot, Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News reports.

Moreland has reportedly been dealing with elbow soreness since April 17. He has missed two games and has been out of the starting lineup three other times. So far this season, Moreland is hitting .304 with 14 hits, nine RBI, and 10 strike outs over 46 at-bats. In Tuesday's game, Adam Rosales (.200 ERA, four hits, three RBI and seven strike outs over 20 at-bats) will take Moreland's seventh spot in the lineup.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 weeks ago

Moreland was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

It's possible Moreland is dealing with an illness or injury, but it may just be the case that Texas wants another right-handed bat in the lineup against Mariners lefty J.A. Happ. Adam Rosales will lstart at first base and bat seventh in Moreland's absence.