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Moreland Avoids DL, This Time At Least

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    SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 26: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated after hitting a tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on April 26, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers have grown quite accustomed to seeing guys hit the disabled list with great frequency, and it looked like Mitch Moreland would be the next in line after he had missed a couple of games with elbow soreness with talk of an elbow scope floating around to clean it out.

    Moreland avoided a DL stint, though, by returning to action in Sunday's loss to the Mariners when he replaced Adam Rosales in the sixth inning and went on to go 1-for-2 with an RBI.

    Moreland's healthy return to the lineup (if he is indeed healthy) is huge for the Rangers because it a) provides another power bat from a guy who is capable of hitting 25 homers if healthy and b) gives them their best defensive option at first base.

    It'll be interesting — and stressful — to watch Moreland in the coming days and see if he is, in fact, healthy and can avoid the elbow surgery.

    Moreland is seemingly a lock to hit the DL at least once every year, but he's avoided it, at least temporarily, this time.