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  1. Mitch Moreland makes plays of the game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland saved Yu Darvish's 13th victory -- twice. His nimble fielding in the fourth inning sparked a 3-6-1 double play to end a bases-loaded, one-out jam, and his backhand spear behind first base in...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. Unburdened Yu Darvish K's 10, baffles Rays

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If consecutive division series victories don't already have the Texas Rangers deep in the heads of the Tampa Bay Rays, the events of the first two games in this potential postseason preview surely haven't helped the Rays' psyche. ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Lineup: Mitch Moreland returns to 9-hole

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After being left out of the starting lineup Monday night against Rays lefty David Price, Mitch Moreland returns to first base for tonight's second of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers bring RHP Yu Darvish back to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  4. Buzz: Wash says Roy Oswalt not a clubhouse issue

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt is headed back to the bullpen. "Unless something happens and we need him again," Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said prior to Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Thursday's 10-6 win again featured a s...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  5. Lineup: Hot Mitch Moreland stays in lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With two more hits Sunday in Toronto, Mitch Moreland has raised his batting average to .290 after starting the month at .278. Facing another right-hander in the start of tonight's 10-game homestand against the Baltimore Orioles an...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  6. Will Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Texas Rangers have certainly tried to fill first base from within -- Chris Davis (now in Baltimore), Justin Smoak (now in Seattle) and Mitch Moreland (still in Texas, but...). Something happens to these guys once they face big-league pitching ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. Ron Washington to alter Game 6 lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Up against St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will re-insert Michael Young at first base and Craig Gentry will play center field. Mitch Moreland, the left-hand-hitting first baseman who has st...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  8. With no DH, 1B calling Michael Young

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young spent Monday's workout at first base. He'll likely be getting rather cozy over there for the World Series. With the first two games against the St. Louis Cardinals being played at Busch Stadium, meaning no designa...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  9. Mitch Moreland talks about 3-2-3 DP

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Somewhere in the back of Mitch Moreland's mind -- and maybe even in the front -- the first baseman had to know that his starting spot for Game 3 was in jeopardy with the way he's been swinging the bat. Add to that letting a gro...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. Since homer, Mitch Moreland's bat quiet

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Detroit Tigers have a gaggle of right-handers lined up to start in the ALCS, which should increase the chances that Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will probably see his name on the lineup card. Moreland, however...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  11. Mitch Moreland hopes for shot to catch fire

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Will Mitch Moreland be in the Game 1 starting lineup? Well, that could depend on if a righty or lefty is on the mound. Then again, it might not. "Maybe, maybe not," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. The Rangers have so mu...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  12. Playoff position breakdown: 1B

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We begin our preparations for the 2011 postseason with our positional previews. We don't know which team (or even where) the Rangers will play on Friday, but that doesn't have to stop us from analyzing the Rangers' various positio...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  13. Encouraging signs from Moreland, Beltre

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Some gratuitous A's fielding this season has helped the Rangers, but on Saturday, Oakland taketh away, securing an 8-7 and snapping a nine-game losing streak to Texas. Left-fielder Josh Willingham made a terrific catch lunging ...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  14. Matchup: Alexi Ogando vs. Michael Pineda

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Proud papa Alexi Ogando is back from paternal leave in the Dominican Republic and ready to get back to work. The hard-throwing Rangers' RHP goes for his 12th win of the season against impressive, young Seattle Mariners RHP Michael...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  15. Nelson Cruz surprised by night off

    Jeff Caplan

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- No player ever wants to sit out a game and especially not against a division rival. So when slumping right fielder Nelson Cruz found out he wasn't in the starting lineup for tonight's second of three games against the Los Angeles A...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  16. Kinsler's level swing pleasing to Wash

    Jeff Caplan

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers mustered just four hits in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Two were home runs by Ian Kinsler and Mitch Moreland. For Kinsler, it was his fourth dinger of the spring and his second leading off...

    Blog | March 05, 2011