Found December 01, 2011 on
NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
Mitch Moreland basically played himself out of a spot in the lineup during the postseason, going a putrid 3-for-29 in October.
But before that, Moreland had already struggled mightily as the Texas Rangers everyday first baseman.
Moreland burst onto the scene in 2010 and was one of the best hitters in the 2010 postseason. He had his moments early on in 2011 but reportedly played the entire second half of the season with an undisclosed wrist injury, and it showed as he finished the season with a .259 average with 16 home runs and 51 RBIs.
He had surgery on that wrist on Wednesday and is set for an 8-12 week recovery, the latter of which would put him back right around the time spring training games get started in Surprise, Ariz.
The apparent plan of the Rangers is to go forward with Moreland as the everyday guy at first base and not pursue the two biggest offensive free agents on the market in first basemen Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.
It's nice of the Rangers to show so much...
BEST OF MAXIM
An already cloudy first base picture for the Texas Rangers got a little murkier Wednesday after Mitch Moreland underwent surgery on his right wrist.
Moreland had the pisiform bone removed from his wrist by Dr. Tom Graham. The pisiform bone is a small pre-shaped bone located at the base of the wrist.
The expected recovery time from the procedure is 8 to 12 weeks, which means Moreland...
The Texas Rangers have traded catcher Taylor Teagarden to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league right-hander Randy Henry and a player to be named.
The teams announced the deal on Thursday.
Teagarden hit .235 in 14 games for Texas last season. He has played 118 games for the Rangers over the last four years and has thrown out nearly 31 percent of runners who have tried to steal...
Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland may not being ready for Spring Training after he underwent surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday. But the club fully expects Moreland to be ready for the start of the 2012 regular season.
The Texas Rangers have traded Taylor Teagarden to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Randy Henry and a player to be named later, according to several news sources. The player to be named will be announced after next week's Rule 5 Draft.
“Taylor is an accomplished catcher who has shown an ability to handle a pitching staff and control the running game,” O's executive...
Rangers Player of the Year Michael Young and Pitcher of the Year C.J. Wilson will be honored at the Dr. Pepper Awards Show that will be held on Jan. 12., proceeding FanFest, which will be held Jan. 13-15 at the Arlington Convention Center.
The Texas Rangers 2012 Fanfest will take place Jan. 12-15 at the Arlington Convention Center, the club said Wednesday.
Fanfest is a three-day event running from Friday Jan. 13-15 where, in addition to meeting Rangers players, fans can take part in a long list of interactive activities. (List below)
The awards show is Thursday, Jan. 12. and the team will award infielder-designated...
The Rangers are going into the Winter Meetings still maintaining interest in re-signing free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Former Houston general manager Tim Purpura was hired by the Texas Rangers on Friday to oversee all aspects of their minor league system. The two-time defending AL champions said Purpura's role will include player development and affiliate matters. Purpura replaces director of player development Scott Servais, who left to be an assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels.
As part of a season-ending series, we'll take a look at the 13 most memorable moments from the 2011 Texas Rangers season.
When: Oct. 27
What: David Murphy and Darren Oliver both said it after the game. They "had never been a part of anything like this." Not many players have. On the biggest stage in the game, the Texas Rangers had a 7-5 lead going into the ninth...
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas Rangers' pitching staff was flourishing under one Maddux. Now, there will be another...
The Orioles will acquire Taylor Teagarden from the Rangers, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link). The teams have had ongoing discussions about the possibility of a trade, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported earlier today.
Teagarden, 27, has a .220/.286/.417 career line with 16 home runs in 392 career big league plate appearances over the course of four seasons...