Texas Rangers Mitch Moreland who played some at first baseman, designated hitter, left field, pitcher and where ever else the Rangers asked him to will have season ending surgery on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday.
Mitch Moreland surgery Monday in Charlotte, N.C. #Rangers still not certain of how invasive surgery will be, but it’s a season-ender.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) June 18, 2014
He’s another player to be added to a already long list on the disabled list this season. Not only do the Texas Rangers lose a good first baseman, but they also lose a great guy in the clubhouse.
Moreland never complains, always wears a smile and always works his tail off to get the job done. Even through his struggles this season he kept his head up and did his best. When the Rangers needed a hit, he’d do his best and often times delivered.
During one of the games when the Texas Rangers were getting blown out he was called in to pitch an inning. He did a remarkable job managing to light up the radar at 93/94 MPH with his fastball.
Watch: Moreland on his pitching debut 05/07/14
This is a pretty big impact on the Rangers this season. They needed Moreland at first base after they lost Fielder for the season. Also, this now explains the signing of Carlos Pena.
For the season Mitch Moreland has a batting line of .246/.297/.347/.644 with 9 doubles, 2 home runs and 23 RBI.