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Desmond, Moreland homer, Rangers beat Reds 11-5

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland each hit their first homers of the spring, leading the Texas Rangers over the Cincinnati Reds 11-5 on Wednesday. Desmond signed with the Rangers after spring training had already started. The longtime Washington shortstop is being moved to left field by Texas. Chi Chi Gonzalez, trying to earn the fifth starter's role for Texas...
Via Associated Press
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers' Moreland had a pretty good excuse for second half stumble in 2015

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland had a good year in 2015, but it could have been stronger were it not for a nagging late-season injury.His overall stat line of .278/.330/.482 with 23 home runs, 85 RBI and a 2.2 WAR masked the fact that he was apparently playing through a stress fracture in his left foot for the final two months.Moreland told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com this...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for later Wednesday. Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row and will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series. Moreland made $2,975,000 last season, when he hit ...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers rumors: Three options for DH

A lot has been talked about for the Texas Rangers this off season. One main position being overlooked is DH. All this hype about who’s going to back up Darvish and Holland, as well as play left-field it seems as though the designated hitter is being overlooked. Last season, Mitch Moreland was the starting DH at the beginning of the season for the team. This would change however...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland to have season-ending surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle Monday and will miss the rest of the season, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Moreland had hoped to avoid surgery, but the Rangers believe the ankle problems have contributed to hamstring and back issues. Moreleand, who is expected to make a full recovery by Spring Training, hit  ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor

It feels like it has been a while since the Texas Rangers got any good injury news, but Monday brought not one but two positive developments in the form of good news on Mitch Moreland and Rougned Odor.Yesterday, it was announced that Moreland would undergo reconstructive ankle surgery and miss at least three months. That will no longer be the case, as reported by T.R. Sullivan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Moreland ankle injury adds to Texas woes

ARLINGTON, Texas - At some point the hits will stop coming for the Texas Rangers on the injury front. Unfortunately for the Rangers they haven't reached that point yet. First baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo left ankle reconstruction surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss around three months. Moreland has been trying to play with a bad ankle all season and received a pair of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Moreland getting start in left field against Astros

HOUSTON - Mitch Moreland is making his second-career start in left field for the Texas Rangers Monday night against the Houston Astros. Moreland, who has started 19 games at DH this season due to Prince Fielder's arrival this season as the team's new everyday first baseman, has only started three other games playing in the field, two of which came at first base. Rangers manager Ron...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Moreland feels good after pitching debut

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The best news Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington got out of Mitch Moreland's pitching performance game Wednesday afternoon.      That's because Moreland came to Globe Life Park and his left arm wasn't sore after pitching a perfect inning Tuesday night in an otherwise abysmal 12-1 loss to Colorado. Washington's biggest concern in letting a position player...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moreland ready to embrace new role with Rangers

No Texas Rangers player has been impacted more by the offseason than Mitch Moreland. Moreland, the primary first baseman for the Rangers last season, lost that role when the club traded for Prince Fielder. A chance at lots of playing time in the outfield went away when the Rangers signed free agent Shin-Soo Choo. Now Moreland is preparing for a season in which he'll be vying for...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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