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Rangers’ struggling lineup gets Mitch Moreland back

Jul 30, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Texas’ lineup has been brutally bad this month, averaging an AL-worst 3.4 runs per game, so the Rangers will hope that Mitch Moreland‘s return from the disabled list can provide a spark.

Moreland has been out since mid-June with a strained hamstring, but hit .272 with 10 homers and an .838 OPS in 55 games prior to the injury.

In his absence the Rangers have used Michael Young as their primary first baseman while cycling an assortment of players through the designated hitter spot.

  1. lewp - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    This last 2 months has been the worst nighmare for we Ranger fans….

    The excitement of Ranger fans has dwindled in comparison to Josh Hamilton’s batting average.

    • beefytrout - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      Never fear, lewp and my fellow Rangers fans. The return of Big Mitch will put an end to this 2 runs/game nonsense.

  2. DiscountMescan - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Yeah the great Mitch Moreland with his high batting average and huge power numbers are going to save the day. This guy wouldn’t crack the lineup on most teams, damn shame.

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