Rangers’ first baseman Mitch Moreland left Surprise, Arizona encouraged by the progress of his swing, which was negatively affected by a lingering wrist injury through the second half of the 2011 season, and ready to get to work.
"I felt like it's been a good spring," Moreland said, per ESPN Dallas. "I wanted to come in and get back comfortable, get back to my approach and my plan in the box from the offensive side of it, and I felt like I accomplished that. I feel pretty comfortable right now and am trying to get ready for the season."
Moreland underwent arthroscopic surgery on the wrist over the offseason, and believes that in 2012, without the nagging pain in the wrist, he’ll return to the form we saw in 2010, when he hit .348 with a home run, four doubles and seven RBIs in the postseason.
"I'm getting back to where my swing was before the wrist injury," Moreland said. "You can develop some bad habits when you're trying to fight through stuff, and I feel like that's what I did. It's been coming along good here lately. The wrist feels healthy and I've been working in the cages and trying to square the ball up, and it's been working out."