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Mitch Moreland will undergo ankle surgery, out for three months

Jun 8, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Richard Durrett reports that Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo ankle surgery and will miss three months as a result. It’s terrible news for the Rangers, who have been unbelievably bitten by the injury bug this season, and it comes on the day the Kendrys Morales deal with the Twins is finalized.

As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas News details, Moreland has dealt with ankle issues all season and exhausted all of his options — injections, orthotics, wraps — before arriving at the decision to undergo surgery.

To make matters worse, one of the potential replacements for Moreland was also injured on Saturday. Jim Adduci left a rehab game with Double-A Frisco after jamming his surgically-repaired left pinkie finger.

You wouldn’t wish the Rangers’ 2014 season on your worst enemy.

  1. Conner012367 - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    I call the end of this season for the rangers, idc if they do come back its just to much damage and i hope we do well next year.

    • rangermania - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      Actually the Rangers are floundering like alot of other supposedly good teams and are just a couple games out of wild card now with all their injuries. Some serious adjustments and attention like JD acquiring a quality starter ( e.g.,Jeff Samardzija) and Wash start using his pinch hitters in promising situations instead of “saving” them and not using them at all. Next try getting some good hitting coach adjustments from within or outside the organization. What is scary is JD may start dismantling the team more than he already has.

  2. miketreedy - Jun 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Karma is a B****. Every move (except signing Darvish and not resigning Hamilton) including pushing out Nolan has been a disaster.

    • beefytrout - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      you’re not good at the whole “understanding baseball” thing.

  3. edelmanfanclub - Jun 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Decent player, thought he had more potential but prob has plateaued as a dime a dozen .250/.320/.440 left handed guy 1B who will give u north of 20 HR and cant hit lefties, Not that those guys arent bad, theres just less demand.

    • rangermania - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      The trade options thrown about for 1B are terrible choices. This is one we should probably fill from inside.

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