May 20, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) makes the put out of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) in the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Lose First Baseman Mitch Moreland to Ankle Injury


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.

 

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