Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Mar 02 '79

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 Feb 23 '79

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 Feb 12 '79

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 Jan 18 '79

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 Jan 12 '79

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 Dec 18 '78

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.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Dec 09 '78

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/DH TEX Jul 09 '78

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/DH TEX May 27 '78

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/DH TEX May 15 '78

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.