Mitch Moreland 1B TEX 11 Months
Mitch Moreland ended the series against the Astros 0-for-11 after going hitless on Wednesday.
Oddly enough, the Elvis Andrus contract puts some added pressure on Moreland to produce. It's not typical that the shortstop and first baseman would be connected like that, but the Rangers could choose to put Jurickson Profar at second and shift Ian Kinsler to first at some point. It's probably not a consideration for April or May, but it will be in the back of some minds if Moreland struggles.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Feb 28 '13
Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer while scoring a pair of runs in Thursday's win over the Indians.
Moreland's blast came in the fourth inning off of Daisuke Matsuzaka. The 27-year-old is slated to open the 2013 campaign as the Rangers' starting first baseman, but he'll probably have to hit to retain his job.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Sep 28 '12
Mitch Moreland is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels.
Moreland was in the original lineup, but Rangers manager Ron Washington has switched things around so that Geovany Soto will catch Ryan Dempster. Michael Young will now play first base while Mike Napoli serves as the designated hitter.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Aug 15 '12
Mitch Moreland is currently limited to designated hitter duty because of a bruised left toe.
He fouled a pitch off the toe in Monday's game. "It happens all the time," Moreland said. "I'm good. I can play. It feels a lot better today than it did [Tuesday] night." Moreland should be available to play first base in a day or two.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Aug 04 '12
Mitch Moreland launched a three-run homer on Friday, powering the Rangers to a 5-3 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.
The three-run shot off Jose Mijares in the seventh inning was his only hit in three trips on the night, but ended up being the critical blow in the game. He's hitting a solid .287 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in just 174 at-bats on the season.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Jul 30 '12
Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list.
Moreland missed close to six weeks with a severe left hamstring strain. The 26-year-old will return to a solid .272/.326/.513 batting line, 10 homers and 25 RBI. He should be plenty productive down the stretch.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Jul 27 '12
Mitch Moreland (hamstring) went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles Friday in his first rehab game with Double-A Frisco.
Moreland was moved to Double-A after going 1-for-6 in two games with Triple-A Round Rock. He's expected to play another game on Saturday before being reevaluated. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since June 20 with a strained left hamstring.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Jul 23 '12
Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is on track to return from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Moreland will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Round Rock and spend the next several days there getting his timing right. The 26-year-old first baseman has been on the shelf since June 20.