Mitch Moreland set for Friday return to Texas Rangers

By Steve Hurt/Special Contributor

FRISCO, Texas – With a successful three-game stint at Double-A Frisco over, Mitch Moreland is eager to return to the field for the Texas Rangers. That return should come on tonight. when the Rangers open a three-game series in St. Louis, a rematch of the 2011 World Series which the Cardinals won in seven games.
“Feeling good, ready to go. Main thing was trying to get my timing back, am three or four days out and feeling good, ready to get back out there,” Moreland said after going 3-for-4 with a single, double and home run for Frisco in a Wednesday afternoon game.
The Amory native and Mississippi State product went on the 15-day disabled list on June 6 with a strained right hamstring, nearly one year after missing 31 games with a strained left hamstring. However, the 27-year-old first baseman was quick to state the two injuries couldn’t be any more different.
“They said it was a Grade 1 (strain)” this time around, Moreland said. “I don’t know anything about it, just try to go out and play. Felt something, Rangers wanted to play it safe and made the call. Just tried to get back healthy and try to get back on the field.”

Read more in Friday’s NEMS Daily Journal.