Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:38:31 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Saturday, March 29, that he has not yet decided his second base and designated hitter spots for opening day. Washington is trying to decide between either 2Bs Donnie Murphy or Joshua Wilson at second base, and between OF Michael Choice and 1B Mitch Moreland for the designated hitter spot.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:13:58 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is still likely to be the team's primary designated hitter, but he has proved he can play in the outfield. He will be more of an option in both left field and right field for the team this season. "He's turned into a piece we can use out there," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday, March 25.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:52:50 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (elbow) and 1B Mitch Moreland (oblique) will be examined by Dr. Keith Meister Monday, March 24.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:28:30 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland's (oblique) oblique injury is minor, and he took batting practice without any problems Thursday, March 20. He should return to the spring lineup Sunday, March 23, and Moreland said he won't open the season on the disabled list. Moreland has been working on using the entire field and seeing more pitches in his at-bats. "He has power, he doesn't have to make sure he tries to use it," manager Ron Washington said. "He just needs to make sure he stays short and take a true path to the ball." Moreland will likely bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter for most of the year.
Fantasy Tip: Washington's loyalty to Moreland could make him a candidate to approach 30 home runs. Improved health should be easier to accomplish now that he won't be playing first base regularly, too. Real profit potential here.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:37:05 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (oblique) worked out Tuesday, March 18, and he is not scheduled for an MRI on his left oblique injury.
Fantasy Tip: The fact Moreland will not require an MRI is good news, so it sounds like more of a day-to-day type injury.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:42:46 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (oblique) is dealing with tightness in his left oblique muscle.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:55:31 -0800
With the threat of re-signing OF Nelson Cruz (Orioles) now having passed, 1B Mitch Moreland is in line to serve as the primary designated hitter for manager Ron Washington. "I'm just going out there and playing today and trying to get better," Moreland said. Washington is also expected to use the DH spot to rotate some veterans like 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Adrian Beltre and OF Alex Rios for partial rest.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:09:21 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland will make an extra $25,000 for 470 plate appearances and $25,000 for 525 plate appearances in 2014.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:05:52 -0800
The Texas Rangers avoided arbitration with 1B Mitch Moreland Friday, Feb. 14, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million deal.