By NEMS Daily Journal
ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist.
Moreland, a former Amory and Mississippi State standout, underwent surgery in Cleveland on
Wednesday, when a small pea-shaped bone was removed from the base of his wrist.
The Rangers say the estimated recovery time is eight to 12 weeks, although his wife suggested on Twitter that it might not take that long. He will be in a soft splint and begin rehab in the next few days.
Moreland was bothered by soreness in the wrist over the second half of the season for the two-time defending AL champions. He hit .259 with 16 home runs and 51 RBIs in 134 games.
As a rookie in 2010, Moreland hit .462 (6 of 13) with a homer in the World Series.