ARLINGTON, Tex. — Texas Rangers’ announced on Sunday that first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle on either Monday or Tuesday according to T.R. Sullivan (TexasRangers.com).
Mitch Moreland signed a 1-year/$2.65MM contract after going into arbitration earlier this year.
Moreland became the Texas Rangers’ designated hitter after Prince Fielder joined the club. Once Fielder underwent surgery Mitch Moreland became the Rangers’ regular first baseman.
Jon Daniels stated that Mitch Moreland has been playing the entire season with his left ankle bothering him. As of today Moreland has a batting line of .246/.297/.347 in 52 games played.
The Texas Rangers are expected be without Moreland for at least three months.
Skipper Ron Washington played Donnie Murphy at first on June 1. Hopefully Murphy is comfortable there as he might be the next official Texas first baseman. Wash has Murphy at first and batting in the 8th slot in today’s game.