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.
Mitch Moreland is leaning towards season-ending ankle surgery, which would make him the one millionth Ranger on the DL!!! [balloons drop]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.
— Matthew Kory (@mattymatty2000) June 18, 2014
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