Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:55:35 -0800
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (knee) and 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) will not play in the team's spring training opener against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, March 4. Andrus is reporting improvement in his sore left knee, and the team isn't concerned with his injury. Moreland underwent ankle reconstruction last year, and he's expected to take grounders and run the bases this week, but he's not expected to play until early next week.
Fantasy Tip: Despite a disappointing 2014 season, Andrus has displayed good seasons before, and he could be a nice value pick at a scarce position in the late middle rounds of standard mixed leagues. Andrus has very little power, but he should score plenty of runs and steal plenty of bases.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:05:26 -0800
Texas Rangers DH Mitch Moreland might play a few different spots this season, including the outfield and designated hitter. He is also likely to fill in at first base when 1B Prince Fielder needs a day off.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Moreland might not see very many starts at one position but he will see plenty of at-bats. He could provide some decent power on the cheap for FantasyScore owners this season.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:25:27 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland agreed to a one-year, $2.95 million deal with the team Friday, Jan. 23, and will avoid arbitration. There are $25,000 in performances bonuses in the contract, too.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:02:59 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is asking for $3.35 million in arbitration, while the Rangers are offering $2.75 million.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:28:27 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) has been cleared to start a progressive running program after a follow-up MRI exam, and he's expected to arrive to spring training next year "without restriction."
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:56:49 -0800
Texas Rangers DH Mitch Moreland (ankle) has been cleared for a running program and will eventually progress to full activity. Moreland is expected to be ready for spring training.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:28:51 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is reportedly looking an offensive-minded player to play left field, as a result of Shin-Soo Choo shifting to right field. In-house options to play the position include 1B/OF Mitch Moreland and OF Jake Smolinski.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:22:17 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is not expected to receive a non-tender offer, according to general manager Jon Daniels.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:01:58 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) was in the team's clubhouse Thursday, Aug. 14, and was no longer in a cast. He could be out of his walking boot in approximately five weeks.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:43 -0700
The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of RP Nathan Adcock from Triple-A Round Rock. In a corresponding move, 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.