Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 06 '13

Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Moreland suffered the hamstring injury in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox. He is likely to be sidelined for around three weeks. Texas called up Chris McGuiness to fill the roster vacancy.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 05 '13

Mitch Moreland will fly to Arlington, Texas on Thursday to undergo an MRI on his right hamstring.

Moreland is hoping to rejoin the Rangers for their weekend series in Toronto, but it will just depend on what the MRI says. The first baseman left Wednesday's game in the seventh inning after tweaking his hamstring while legging out a double.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 05 '13

Mitch Moreland left Wednesday's game agianst the Red Sox in the seventh inning with a tight right hamstring.

Moreland doubled to lead off the frame but pulled up as he reached second base. He didn't look too gimpy while walking off the field, but it remains to be seen how much time he'll miss.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 05 '13

Mitch Moreland left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent leg injury

Moreland doubled to start off the seventh but came up gimpy as he pulled into second base. He might have tweaked a hamstring, but we'll know for sure when the Rangers update his status.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX May 22 '13

Mitch Moreland is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Athletics.

He's just getting the day off. Jeff Baker will make the start at first base.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX May 15 '13

Mitch Moreland homered in the fourth and 10th innings Tuesday to propel the Rangers past the A's 6-5.

Moreland's second homer proved to be much-needed insurance after Adrian Beltre broke a 4-4 tie with his solo shot in the top of the 10th. The A's rallied in the bottom of the inning, but Joe Nathan stranded the tying run on third. Moreland has three homers in two days, six homers in May and nine homers on the season, putting him more than halfway to his career high. We still view him as a fringe player in mixed leagues, and while he's hot now, he could get cooled off quickly by the Tigers pitching staff this weekend.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX May 04 '13

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with two runs scored Friday against the Red Sox.

Moreland was hitting .157 back on April 20, but he has has hit .400 (18-for-45) over his last 12 games to pull his batting average up to .271 for the season. We'd like to see some more pop, but he could be a decent pickup as CI (corner infielder) in deeper mixed leagues.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 08 '13

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-3 and hit his second homer Monday in the Rangers' 5-4 defeat of the Rays.

A.J. Pierzynski and Moreland combined on back-to-back homers in the fourth. Moreland had been just 2-for-21 this season before the nice game tonight. The Rangers are off to a 5-2 start.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 03 '13

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/DH TEX Mar 09 '13

Mitch Moreland has been scratched from Saturday's game with right quad tightness.

The injury is just a low-level concern. Moreland should return to game-action by early next week.