After flirting with elbow surgery already once this year and playing through his discomfort, Mitch Moreland has finally had enough.
The veteran first baseman/designated hitter is set to undergo a minor surgical procedure on Wednesday to clean out bone chips from his elbow and will miss at least two weeks, more like three.
“I didn’t know if it was going to come back or not,” Moreland told the Dallas Morning News. “When I got up [Tuesday] morning it wouldn’t straighten out. It was kind of obvious after that. We did what we could do to get it loose. I didn’t want to miss two to three days at a time while we kept trying to get it loose.”
Moreland is one of the few Rangers actually hitting the ball right now. He is sporting a .304 batting average with a .393 on-base percentage in 16 games with a homer and nine RBIs.