Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Aug 28 '13

Mitch Moreland hit his 20th homer versus the Mariners on Wednesday.

Moreland's OPS is down a bit from last year, but he's reached new highs with 20 homers and 55 RBI this year. He doesn't get much credit, but he's been a nice little asset as a platoon first baseman.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Aug 14 '13

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-2 with a home run in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Moreland's solo shot off Marco Estrada was the only run of the game for the Rangers. After a rough month of July, Moreland is slugging over .500 in August with three home runs six RBI. In total, though, the first baseman is hitting just .249/.309/.459.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 29 '13

Mitch Moreland has gone hitless in six consecutive games following an 0-for-3 as the Rangers' No. 9 hitter on Monday.

Moreland had a solid .788 OPS before the slump, but he's down to .239/.294/.442 now. He's one of the reasons the Rangers need to seriously think about adding more than one bat before the deadline.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 23 '13

Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with his 14th home run against the Yankees on Tuesday.

The first baseman had a torrid month of May in which he hit .300 with eight home runs, but he's hit just three in the 31 games since while missing two weeks in June due to a hamstring injury. Moreland has a .257/.312/.476 line this year and is best left for deeper mixed leagues and AL-only leagues.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 13 '13

Mitch Moreland blasted a two-run homer off Max Scherzer on Saturday, propelling the Rangers to a 7-1 victory over the Tigers.

Moreland's towering blast, his only hit in four trips on the night, highlighted a three-run uprising in the fourth inning. With 13 homers through his first 79 games, Moreland is well on his way to eclipsing his career-best in the category of 16 set in 2011.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 10 '13

Mitch Moreland is batting an anemic .164/.238/.200 over 63 plate appearances since he was activated from the disabled list on June 21.

The first baseman posted a great .288/.338/.561 batting line with 12 homers and 29 RBI prior to hitting the DL with a right hamstring strain in early June. In 17 games since his activation, Moreland has hit two doubles and no homers and collected zero multi-hit games. He should be yanked from all mixed leagues until signs of progression are seen.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 21 '13

Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list.

Moreland spent the minimum amount of time on the DL and was cleared for activation after going 6-for-12 with a homer over three rehab games. The first baseman will return to a .288/.338/.561 batting line with 12 homers and 29 RBI and should be thrown back into fantasy lineups.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 20 '13

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list this Friday.

Moreland went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double in his final rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Frisco. He will work out with his Rangers teammates on Thursday and should return to the starting lineup on Friday night in St. Louis. The first baseman has been sidelined since June 6 because of a right hamstring strain.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 16 '13

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco on Monday.

Moreland was cleared after running the bases on Sunday with no issues. He'll play at Frisco for three games before being activated on Friday, the first day he's eligible. The first baseman has been out since June 6 with a right hamstring strain.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 13 '13

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) will run the bases this weekend and could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Assuming he can avoid setbacks, Moreland should be activated next Friday, the first day he's eligible. The first baseman has been out since last Wednesday, when he strained his right hamstring.