Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 20 '12

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Morleand left Tuesday's game with a strained left hamstring. He's being called day-to-day at the moment, but that's obviously subject to change. Michael Young, Mike Napoli and Brandon Snyder are all options to fill in at first base if he needs to be placed on the disabled list.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 19 '12

Mitch Moreland has been diagnosed with a strained left hamstring and is being called day-to-day.

Hamstring strains typically take close to two weeks of recovery time, so it seems likely that Moreland will be placed on the disabled list. He's batting .272/.326/.513 with 10 homers and 25 RBI this year.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 09 '12

Mitch Moreland came off the bench and blasted a pinch-hit home run in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Moreland entered for the pitcher's spot in the eighth inning, and delivered the Rangers' only offense in the game. He is quietly putting together a very nice season, now hitting .270 with nine home runs and 21 RBI in just 137 at-bats.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX May 26 '12

Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's win over Toronto.

Moreland went back-to-back-to-back with Nelson Cruz and Yorvit Torrealba in the sixth inning off Henderson Alvarez. He's hitting .385 (3-for-18) in his last seven games and has eight home runs on the season. Because he doesn't start against left-handed pitching, Moreland will continue to be limited by Torrealba and Brandon Snyder.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX May 17 '12

Mitch Moreland walked, homered twice and then got taken out for a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game against the A's.

If he had three homers in a row, perhaps manager Ron Washington would have let him face lefty Jordan Norberto. As it was, he went to Brandon Snyder instead. Snyder went on to make outs in both of his at-bats in the extra-inning loss.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 30 '12

Mitch Moreland blasted a solo homer in Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

Craig Gentry also went deep, as the two had back-to-back jacks in the seventh to extend the Rangers' lead. Moreland is batting just .212 but has three longballs this season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 16 '12

Mitch Moreland will undergo oral surgery Monday to correct an abscessed front tooth.

The Rangers are off, and Moreland is expected to be in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox. "He still had another rough night," Rangers manager Ron Washington said Sunday. "We've got to get that taken care of." The first baseman is batting .150/.227/.300 with one homer and two RBI in six games this year.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 14 '12

Mitch Moreland was scratched from Saturday's lineup with an abscessed front tooth.

Brandon Snyder will get his first start with the Rangers. Moreland is hitting just .150 with one home run in 22 plate appearances this season.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Apr 09 '12

Mitch Moreland singled and belted one of four Rangers homers in Monday's win over the Mariners.

Ian Kinsler, Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton also went deep, with Moreland's two-run shot in the fourth inning putting the Rangers on top for good. It was just Moreland's second start in four games so far this season, and he'll continue to be only a part-time player, obviously limiting his upside in mixed formats.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Feb 29 '12

Mitch Moreland (wrist) has been cleared to play first base in Thursday's intrasquad game.

Moreland underwent surgery on his right wrist shortly after the World Series and has been limited somewhat in Rangers camp. But he's ready to take a big step forward and should be completely healed by Opening Day.