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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland leaning towards surgery

By on 6/18/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Texas Rangers lost to the Oakland A's last night by the score of 10-6. The loss dropped the Rangers to 35-36, eight games behind the A's in the American League West. Pitching continues to haunt the Rangers, who are 29th in the league in ERA. They are 10th in the league in runs scored and are staying close to .500 despite having been decimated with injuries. It appears that another Ranger will be lost for the season, as Mitch Moreland appears to be heading towards ankle surgery.

Our own Darius Austin reported on June 9 that Moreland, who appeared the previous day to be set to undergo reconstructive ankle surgery, will instead avoid the surgery by instead having his os trigonum bone removed. The bone is located behind the ankle and Moreland was hoping to be able to return in three to four weeks.

But now that appears to have changed, according to  Matthew Kory, writer for Baseball Prospectus, among others, tweeted the following update on Moreland.
Moreland, in his fifth Major League season, is batting .246 with two home runs and 23 RBI this season. Last season, he batted .232 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI. Moreland is a career .252 hitter with 65 home runs and 209 RBI.

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