Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland delivered a two-run double on Friday, plating the Rangers only runs in a losing effort against the Tigers.

Moreland finished the night 1-for-3. His two-run double off Anibal Sanchez got the Rangers off to a quick start in the second inning, but that would end up being the only damage they'd do on the night. Moreland is now hitting .277/.325/.420 with a pair of homers and 17 RBI on the season. Now faced with everyday at-bats at first base in the absence of Prince Fielder, he's relevant in all mixed leagues.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 2 Months

Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and doubled as the Rangers bested the Blue Jays 6-2 on Sunday.

Moreland's line is far from what was expected of him, as the homer was just his second in 99 at-bats this year. He does have a .283 batting average, though. Last year, he hit 23 homers with a .232 average in 147 at-bats. Since he's getting the job done even as a different type of hitter, the Rangers will keep starting him against right-handers. He's not playing versus lefties at all.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 3 Months

Mitch Moreland hit his first home run Wednesday against the Red Sox.

It was a solo shot off Jake Peavy in the seventh inning. Moreland has started eight of the Rangers' nine games so far, including one out of two against left-handers. He should sit against lefties now that Kevin Kouzmanoff is up as an alternative at DH.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Phillies.

Moreland was a big part of the Rangers' comeback. Trailing 3-0 in the seventh, Moreland tripled and scored. Then, in the ninth, Moreland doubled and scored as the Rangers turned in a three-run bottom of the ninth to emerge victorious. With Prince Fielder at first base now, Moreland has shifted into the DH role and should see the lion's share of the time there.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Mitch Moreland said Thursday that his oblique is "fine."

Moreland has been held out of action since leaving a Cactus League game Monday with tightness in his left oblique muscle, but it's not a strain and he should be fine for the start of the 2014 regular season. He's expected to serve as the Rangers' primary DH this year.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Mitch Moreland (oblique) worked out Tuesday and is not scheduled for an MRI.

The Rangers are keeping a close eye on Moreland's left oblique issue, but it doesn't appear it will be a long-term issue unless it gets worse. At the very least, though, the club figures to hold him out of action for a handful of days.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Mitch Moreland (oblique) is out of the Rangers' Cactus League lineup Tuesday.

Moreland was pulled from Monday night's Cactus League game against the Royals due to tightness in his left oblique muscle. He figures to be held out of action for a few days at the very least.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 4 Months

Mitch Moreland is day-to-day with a tight left oblique.

Moreland had to make an early exit from Monday's Cactus League game but should be back in action by the end of this week. He is expected to serve as the Rangers' primary DH this season after slugging 23 home runs in 2013.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 5 Months

Rangers and 1B Mitch Moreland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million contract.

They wound up settling just above the midpoint of figures exchanged last month. Moreland, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, batted .232/.299/.437 with 23 home runs in 2013. He'll be the club's primary designated hitter this season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX 6 Months

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed Saturday that Mitch Moreland will serve as the team's primary designated hitter in 2014.

Daniels also indicated that he'll use a rotation to fill the position, while Moreland fills in at first base and in the outfield. It appears as though he's in line for regular playing time and at least 500 at-bats, which makes him a nice target in the later rounds of mixed league drafts due to his power potential.