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Rangers put Mitch Moreland on DL, add Chris McGuiness

Jun 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Texas placed Mitch Moreland on the disabled list after the first baseman left last night’s game with a strained hamstring.

Moreland is the only Ranger to play in each of the team’s 58 games, hitting .288 with 12 homers and an .899 OPS that’s more than a 100-point improvement on his career mark.

For today Lance Berkman is starting at first base and Jeff Baker is at designated hitter, but the Rangers have called up first baseman Chris McGuiness from Triple-A. Acquired from the Red Sox in 2010 as part of the Jarrod Saltalamacchia deal, McGuiness was selected by the Indians in the Rule 5 draft this winter and then returned to the Rangers during spring training.

He’s hit .275 with six homers and an .858 OPS in 55 career games at Triple-A and has the potential be a decent short-term fill-in for Moreland if given an extended chance at first base.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    I was watching the game last night when he hit the ball deep to right center at Fenway and should have had a triple. He had obvious difficulty running between first and second. The trip to the DL is no surprise.

  2. beefytrout - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Damn man… dude was having a year that was looking good so far. He said after the game that this wasn’t the hamstring that he hurt last year and also didn’t feel as severe as last year.

  3. mc1439 - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Who are the stRangers?

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