Mitch Moreland has been having a pretty solid season for the Texas Rangers.
Sure, he has grounded into more than his fair share of double plays (eight, tied for second-most amongst AL first basemen), but with Mike Napoli and Michael Young consistently proving their defensive inadequacies at first base, Moreland’s overall value has never been more apparent.
Moreland’s offensive numbers aren’t exactly mind-blowing: .274/.327/.516, 10 HR, 25 RBI, but if those statistics represent your team’s “weakest link” then your boys are doing just fine.
But, now, thanks to a left-hamstring strain—suffered while trying to leg out a ground ball in the top of the second inning last night—the 6’2” slugger might be facing a stint on the dreaded disabled list.
The Rangers have a bevy of players they can call on to replace Moreland should the need arise; here’s a look at some of their options.