Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 9 hours ago

Moreland took early batting practice Saturday and said afterward that he's "optimistic" he could avoid elbow surgery, MLB.com reports.

Moreland downplayed the issue after being scratched from Friday's lineup, saying he didn't think it was a big concern, but tests revealed a "loose body" in the elbow. The hope is that Moreland will be able to play through it, so long as the body doesn't settle in the wrong place. If surgery were needed, Moreland would be sidelined about 2-to-3 weeks.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 13 hours ago

Moreland (elbow) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

A bout of elbow soreness resulted in Moreland's late scratch from Friday's lineup, and he'll sit again Saturday as Shin-Soo Choo serves as the DH. Moreland said he doesn't think it's a big concern at this point, and his ability to take batting practice on the field Saturday would seem to support that claim.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 day ago

Moreland was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to elbow soreness, but the issue isn't a big concern at this point, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Moreland's issue will cost him at least Friday's contest, but it remains to be seen how long he will sit because of it. Adam Rosales took his spot in the lineup Friday, with Shin-Soo Choo sliding up to his fifth spot in the batting order.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 day ago

Moreland was a late scratch from the Friday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

There's no word for why Moreland was taken out of the lineup, but Adam Rosales will receive the start at first base in his place, bumping Shin-Soo Choo up to fifth in the order while Rosales will bat eighth.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 days ago

Moreland is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.

Moreland will be held out Wednesday with the Rangers squaring off against left-handed starter Hector Santiago. Adam Rosales will enter the lineup in Moreland's place.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 5 days ago

Moreland will bat second Tuesday against the Angels.

Manager Jeff Banister will flip-flop Moreland and Shin-Soo Choo in the batting order, with Moreland moving up to the two-hole and Choo down to the No. 5 spot. The lefty-swinging Moreland, who has gotten off to a 5-for-23 start to the season, has limited experience batting second in the majors but Banister may stick with this order for at least a couple days to see if the offense can get going.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 week ago

Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

With lefty Scott Kazmir on the mound, Moreland gets the day off with Adrian Beltre moving to DH and Adam Rosales playing third. This is a trend that should continue this season, with Moreland primarily being deployed against right-handed pitchers.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Moreland went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Making his first two regular season appearances since undergoing reconstructive ankle surgery in June of 2014, Moreland has gone just 1-for-7 thus far. He won't be considered an option to play in the field most nights, but the lefty figures to serve as the team's everyday DH.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Moreland (ankle) won't be considered as a possible solution for Texas' left field opening this spring, the team's web site reports.

Moreland figures to begin the year as the primary DH after missing a large chunk of last season due to ankle surgery.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 months ago

Moreland (ankle) enters spring training fully healthy but will be brought along a bit slower initially, the team's web site reports.

Moreland will begin to ramp up his defensive activities in about a week, and figures to get some looks in left field toward the end of exhibition play. He's expected to serve as the primary DH, at least against right-handed pitching.