Texas Rangers first baseman and designated hitter Mitch Moreland is dealing with an elbow injury that forced him to get scratched from Friday’s lineup. He could miss a couple of weeks as a result.

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Moreland Suffering From “Loose Body” In Elbow

Saturday, April 18

Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that Moreland originally felt a pop in his elbow Wednesday. It started to hurt more the next day and then prevented him from playing Friday. He wasn’t sure when the issue would subside.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Moreland is optimistic that he won’t need surgery and that he could be an option off the bench on Saturday.

“There is a possibility I could feel great tomorrow and there is a possibility it will still be inflamed,” Moreland said. “It’s a weird thing. It’s a freak thing. Obviously, it’s not something I want.”

TR Sullivan of MLB.com stated a decision about whether to get surgery to remove the “loose body,” which would result in a few weeks of recovery, should come over the next couple of days:

Moreland has posted a .382 on-base percentage with one home run and five runs batted in through nine games so far this season. An ankle injury limited him to just 52 games last year, but he tallied at least 15 homers in each of the previous three seasons.

The situation should become more clear by early next week.


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