Mitch Moreland

#18 1B / Texas Rangers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Not in Sunday's lineup

      Moreland is out of Sunday's starting lineup against the Astros, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Moreland will take a seat as the Astros send southpaw Dallas Keuchel to the mound. Ryan Rua will shift to first base in his place, batting seventh for the Rangers. Texas will face the Angels and the right-handed Nick Tropeano on Monday, making that the next chance for him to rejoin the lineup.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Gets day off Tuesday

      Moreland is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. With the Texas lineup set to oppose southpaw Carlos Rodon, the left-handed Moreland will take a seat Tuesday. Ryan Rua will take over at first base in his stead and bat sixth.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Goes deep in Saturday blowout victory over Tigers

      Moreland went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 10-5 victory over the Tigers. The 30-year-old slugger kept his hot hitting in May going, blasting a homer for the first time during the month and extending his hitting streak to four games in the process. Moreland has also reached base safely in 12 straight contests, and has raised his average 66 points to .260 since April 13.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Hits three-run homer Saturday

      Moreland went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Angels. Moreland's third bomb of the year put the finishing touches on a six-run third inning of a game the Rangers won easily. He's starting to warm up, as he's now collected five hits in his last 11 at-bats to close out April with a .257/.313/.459 slash line.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Out of the lineup Wednesday

      Moreland is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The left-handed Moreland will get the day off as the Rangers take on C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees as the Rangers have seven righties in the lineup. Moreland is hitting .239 with two home runs and seven RBI, but is coming off a two-hit day on Tuesday night.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Out of lineup Thursday

      Moreland is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros. Moreland will take a seat Thursday with the Astros turning to lefty ace Dallas Keuchel on the mound. Ryan Rua will take Moreland's spot at first base and bat seventh in the order against Keuchel. With the Rangers facing another left-hander Friday with Jose Quintana on the mound, it's possible that Moreland doesn't return to the starting lineup until Saturday.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Homers against Astros

      Moreland hit a solo home run as part of a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Astros, his second of the season. Moreland has seven extra-base hits on the season to power his .255/.300/.489 line. However, Moreland has 18 strikeouts and just two walks this season, and if he can't improve that ratio, he's bound to hit an extended slump at some point. Moreland struck out 21.7 percent of the time in 2015, when he hit .278/.330/.482 with 23 home runs.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Hits first homer of season Friday

      Moreland was 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Orioles. The power-hitting lefty finally broke the ice on the long ball in 2016, connecting in the second inning of starter Vance Worley. Moreland has struggled to put wood on the ball so far this season, even against the righties he terrorized last season. The 30-year-old is sporting an atrocious 56 percent contact rate so far in the new season, and has only managed a .206 average over 34 at-bats against right-handed pitching. With no known injury affecting him-- and a proven track record at the plate-- Moreland figures to regain his footing as the campaign unfolds.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Sitting Tuesday

      Moreland is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports. Moreland had started the team's last five games -- striking out 10 times in that span -- but he'll take a seat against the left-handed Wade Miley. Ryan Rua will take over at first base in his stead and bat eighth.

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      Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Raises average

      Moreland went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Angels. After sitting against left-hander Wade Miley on Wednesday, Moreland raised his average to a paltry .182 with a single Thursday. Moreland led the Rangers in home runs in 2015 but has yet to go long this season. Additionally, the lefty needs to show better plate discipline going forward as he has already accumulated six strikeouts with only one extra-base hit.