Moreland Picks Up Where He Left Off in Return

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Mitch Moreland was one of two hitters doing anything for the Texas Rangers when he exited stage left and hit the disabled list with an elbow injury that required a minor arthroscopic procedure to clean out "loose bodies" in the elbow.

Moreland went hitless in his Triple-A rehab assignment, but did draw a handful of walks in the three-game stint with the Express.

On Wednesday night, he made his return to Arlington and immediately stepped in and went 2-for-3 with a walk thrown in for good measure while starting at first base.

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Moreland was hitting .304 with a .393 on-base percentage when he last played a game on April 27, and at the time it was basically him and Prince Fielder carrying what little offense the Rangers were mustering.

Now, the story is much different, and a good Moreland will only add to the good vibe in Arlington right now. If Josh Hamilton can come and provide similar production, the Rangers could be on to something with the way the starting pitching is performing right now.

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