Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 21 '12

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is expected to be cleared for a rehab assignment next week.

Moreland is working his way back from a strained left hamstring and had an extensive workout at first base Friday with the Rangers. He'll participate in running drills this weekend before being re-evaluated.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 08 '12

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) did agility work and jogged on Sunday.

Moreland has been sidelined since June 20 with a strained left hamstring. He was originally expected to miss 4-6 weeks, so a return in late July is the best-case scenario. Because he hasn't experienced any setbacks in his rehab, it also seems realistic.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jul 06 '12

Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is taking swings off a tee and jogging on a treadmill.

Moreland has been sidelined since June 20 with a strained left hamstring. He was originally expected to miss 4-6 weeks, so a return in late July is the best-case scenario.

Mitch Moreland 1B/DH TEX Jun 22 '12

Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a strained left hamstring.

Moreland was expected to land on the disabled list, but the injury appears to be pretty severe, as the Rangers are estimating that he'll miss 4-6 weeks. The Rangers will lean on Michael Young, Mike Napoli and Brandon Snyder to fill in at first base for now.

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.