Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 8 Days

Rangers transferred 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot for reliever Nate Adcock, who was called up Thursday in the wake of the Joakim Soria trade. Moreland underwent season-ending ankle surgery near the end of June.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 Month

Mitch Moreland underwent season-ending ankle surgery Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The procedure involved ligament reconstruction and bone realignment. Moreland, who appeared in just 52 games this year for the Rangers, will aim to be back to 100 percent health by the opening of the 2015 season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 Month

Mitch Moreland will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Rangers remain unsure how invasive the procedure will be, but it will be a season-ending operation. Moreland should be ready to go for spring training next year. After losing both Moreland and Price Fielder (neck) the Rangers are currently using Brad Snyder at first base. They signed Carlos Pena to a minor league deal Tuesday.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 1 Month

Mitch Moreland is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle.

Moreland was hoping to have a minor procedure, but it appears after receiving a third opinion from Dr. Ned Amendola Tuesday that a reconstruction will be needed. A date for the operation has not been set yet.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland will seek a third opinion on his injured left ankle Tuesday with a specialist at the University of Iowa.

Moreland needs surgery, but it's yet to be determined whether that will be a minor procedure or a season-ending one. Obviously, the designated hitter is hoping it's the former.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Rangers placed DH Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury.

Moreland is off to see a specialist for his ankle. He needs surgery, but it's yet to be determined whether that will be a minor procedure or a season-ending one. The Rangers can't seem to catch a break this season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland will receive a second opinion on his left ankle.

It was reported earlier Monday afternoon that Moreland would undergo a less serious surgery on his ankle in hopes of returning in 3-4 weeks, but that's no sure thing yet. It's still possible that he'll undergo reconstructive surgery on his ankle, which could cost him the rest of the season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland (ankle) hopes to return in 3-4 weeks.

The original expectation was that Moreland would miss three months after ankle reconstruction surgery, but he'll actually have a less serious surgery in hopes of returning sooner. It's promising news for the Rangers, but they are still in quite a bind at first base.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland will undergo surgery on his left ankle this week.

The hits keep coming for the Rangers. It's not clear when Moreland suffered the injury, but he's expected to be sidelined for the next three months, meaning this could potentially be a season-ending injury. Donnie Murphy will be used at first base for now, but general manager Jon Daniels will consider other internal and possibly external options.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland has been dropped from third to sixth in the Rangers lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Moreland had been planted in that third slot since Prince Fielder went on the disabled list, but he has struggled in recent weeks. Michael Choice has been moved up to the leadoff spot in the order with Shin-Soo Choo hitting third.