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Mitch Moreland to undergo season-ending ankle surgery

Jun 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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The blows keep coming for the battered Rangers.

According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, first baseman and DH Mitch Moreland informed the club on Tuesday evening that he will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle and miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

Moreland had been hoping to avoid the procedure, but his rehab was not going according to plan.

The 28-year-old was hitting .246/.297/.347 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 52 games before injuring his ankle in early June. Brad Snyder has taken over at first base for the Rangers, who are also without Prince Fielder (neck) the rest of the way in 2014.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    He may as well get it over with.

    I had major ankle surgery on March 31 and while the ankle is not yet 100%, I am glad that I had it done.

  2. tuberippin - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    The Rangers have now lost to season-ending injury: their first basemen, their second baseman, their catcher, their backup first baseman, their backup third baseman, three starters, four relievers, and a partridge in a pear tree.

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