Video: Position players that have taken the hill in 2014

Warning: Here you’ll observe the best pitching machanics, the nasties stuff and the funnest moments of these players’ life. Your browser does not support iframes. I was probably correct with the best moments, however Los Angels Dodgers‘ catcher Drew Butera and Texas Rangers‘ infielder Mitch Moreland both could likely qualify in these categories.
Via On-Base Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers release Carlos Pena

Getty Images The Texas Rangers have released first baseman Carlos Pena. About a month ago the Rangers sent a struggling Pena to Triple-A Round Rock after he produced just eight hits in 59 at-bats in 18 games. He had one home run and two RBI during his stay with the Rangers following injuries to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. Once in Round Rock, Pena hit .297/.350/.500 with four...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

J.P. Arencibia pitched on Wednesday night, and it was weird

J.P. Arencibia became the third (!!!!!) position player to take the hill for the Texas Rangers this year, following in the footsteps of Mitch Moreland fellow backstop Chris Gimenez. And boy, it was bizarre. . It’s worth noting that Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers and assigned to AAA, while Moreland is on the 60-day DL following ankle surgery. That’s not...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz

Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.#450834222 / gettyimages.comMitch MorelandMonday, Moreland underwent ligament reconstruction...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers call on catcher Gimenez to pitch

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have used eight positon players to pitch since they started playing in 1972. Two of those have come during the trying 2014 season. And just like Mitch Moreland did earlier this season, catcher Chris Gimenez shined in his time on the mound. Gimenez pitched the top of the ninth in a 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, retiring all three batters...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland to have season-ending surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle Monday and will miss the rest of the season, reports T.R. Sullivan of Moreland had hoped to avoid surgery, but the Rangers believe the ankle problems have contributed to hamstring and back issues. Moreleand, who is expected to make a full recovery by Spring Training, hit  ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo season ending surgery on his injured left ankle. Moreland will join Prince Fielder (neck) as first baseman the Rangers have lost for the season. Brad Snyder and Donnie Murphy have been seeing time at first base since Moreland became injured. The team added veteran free agent Carlos Pena via a minor league contract on Tuesday...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland leaning towards surgery

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...
Via MLB Injury News
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor

It feels like it has been a while since the Texas Rangers got any good injury news, but Monday brought not one but two positive developments in the form of good news on Mitch Moreland and Rougned Odor.Yesterday, it was announced that Moreland would undergo reconstructive ankle surgery and miss at least three months. That will no longer be the case, as reported by T.R. Sullivan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland maynot have ankle surgery, could return in 3 weeks?

The Texas Rangers got a bit of good news on Monday. First baseman Mitch Moreland could return in three to four weeks. Originally Moreland was thought to be lost for the season as he was set to undergo ankle surgery, now there is hope he will be able to play again this year. Mitch Moreland to forgo ankle reconstruction. Hopes to be back in 3-4 weeks. MRI on Rougned Odor clean. Will...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Who will replace Mitch Moreland in Texas?

19 and four. That's how many players and first basemen the Texas Rangers placed on the disabled list now that Mitch Moreland needs reconstructive ankle surgery. Gerry Fraley clues us in on who might be the next victim.By Red3biggs via Wikimedia CommonsThese are the in-house possibilities for first base:Jim Adduci, Brad Snyder, and JP Arencibia.Who? Indeed. Adduci, a 29-year...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Here are the Rangers' options, both inside and outside the organization, after Mitch Moreland's injury

Donnie Murphy struck out to end the Rangers’ 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Sunday at Globe Life Park. It figured. Nothing is going right for the Rangers and the unfortunate souls who play first base this season. The Rangers are searching for their fourth true first baseman of the season. They lost Mitch Moreland when he surrendered to the pain and decided to undergo reconstructive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss adds to another rough day for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The way the Texas Rangers injury-ravaged lineup is currently constructed, legitimate scoring chances are a precious commodity that can't afford to be wasted. That's just what happened to the Rangers Sunday on a day they lost first baseman Mitch Moreland before the game and second baseman Rougned Odor during it. The Rangers failed to get the game-tying run...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers: Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

The Texas Rangers have suffered another injury. This time it is Mitch Moreland who will undergo surgery on his left ankle. Moreland, 28, is expected to miss the next three months of action which could take him out of action for the rest of the season. Though 52 games this season Moreland was hitting .246/.297/.347 with two home runs and 23 RBI. #Rangers Mitch Moreland will have surgery...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Mitch Moreland Out For Three Months

Texas Rangers DH/1B Mitch Moreland will undergo ankle survey that will keep him out of action for at least he next three months and may miss the rest of the season.  Moreland is batting .246/.297/.347 (77 OPS+) in 52 games. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 98 across parts of five big-league seasons. The Rangers have been decimated with injuries already having lost Prince Fielder...
Via Baseball News Source
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Moreland ankle injury adds to Texas woes

ARLINGTON, Texas - At some point the hits will stop coming for the Texas Rangers on the injury front. Unfortunately for the Rangers they haven't reached that point yet. First baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo left ankle reconstruction surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss around three months. Moreland has been trying to play with a bad ankle all season and received a pair...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland to have reconstructive ankle surgery

The season keeps getting worse for the Texas Rangers from an injury standpoint, with news emerging that first baseman Mitch Moreland is going to have reconstructive surgery on his left ankle. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweeted the news, along with the expected recovery timeframe of at least three months:#Rangers have lost Mitch Moreland for at least three months...
Via MLB Injury News
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Farrell's Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

Dennis Farrell gives his weekly waiver wire update, including his top picks for Week 9 such as Tigers catcher Alex Avila, Conor Gillaspie, Mitch Moreland and Gordon Beckham.   Dennis Farrell is a former ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio Detroit host and is currently the host of fantasy sports shows on The Fantasy Sports Cable network, airing on Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. EST. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack’s Hit of the Week: Craven Moreland

What do the Rangers do now? Prince has gone belly up. [Jay's Note: More like belly all around, amiright? You know, because he's fat.] Besides Yu Darvish, their pitching is hot garbage. I'm 50/50 if they try to make a deal for Kendrys Morales. What's really going on in Arlington? Mitch "I get relevant every May" Moreland is what's going on. Over the last...
Via Razzball
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers end losing streak with 6-2 win over Blue Jays

Mitch Moreland will be the guy at first base for Texas if Prince Fielder's neck problem keeps him out for any length of time. His bat was a big boost a few hours after a players-only meeting for a slumping team trying to halt a slide down the AL West standings. Moreland hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Alex Rios had a two-run triple and the Rangers avoided a three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Moreland getting start in left field against Astros

HOUSTON - Mitch Moreland is making his second-career start in left field for the Texas Rangers Monday night against the Houston Astros. Moreland, who has started 19 games at DH this season due to Prince Fielder's arrival this season as the team's new everyday first baseman, has only started three other games playing in the field, two of which came at first base. Rangers manager...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Moreland feels good after pitching debut

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The best news Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington got out of Mitch Moreland's pitching performance game Wednesday afternoon.      That's because Moreland came to Globe Life Park and his left arm wasn't sore after pitching a perfect inning Tuesday night in an otherwise abysmal 12-1 loss to Colorado. Washington's biggest concern in letting a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers pitchers knocked around in loss to Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Outfielder Mitch Moreland was Texas' best pitcher on a lost night. Moreland threw a scoreless eighth inning but the damage was already done long before he took the mound. Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado's season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base on a night he extended his hitting streak to 26 games as the Rockies routed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moreland returns, helps Rangers beat Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth as the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Monday.
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland to open Rangers season on DL?

While clubs across baseball are worried about their pitchers’ arms falling off, the Rangers are just hoping to put people on the field or at the plate. Coming in the same news piece that said Elvis Andrus was going to be shut down for at least four days, Evan Grant also speculates that Mitch Moreland will begin the season on the Rangers’ Disabled List. The DH/1B/OF suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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