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Mitch Moreland rejoins Rangers lineup, but Michael Young sits out with back injury

Apr 18, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

Michael Young

Mitch Moreland returns to the Rangers’ lineup tonight after missing three games following oral surgery for an abscessed tooth, but Michael Young will be on the bench with a back injury.

Moreland is set to play Young’s usual spot, designated hitter, while Brandon Snyder is getting the start at first base.

Young exited last night’s game with lower back stiffness, but there’s no indication that the Rangers think he’ll miss significant time. He missed just three games in 2011 and five games in 2010.

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