AL West: Moreland to undergo ankle surgery, out three months

AL West: Moreland to undergo ankle surgery, out three months
June 8, 2014, 12:00 pm
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In 52 games this season Mitch Moreland is hitting .246 with two home runs and 23 RBI. (USATI)

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will miss about three months to have surgery on a left ankle that's been bothering him all season.

Moreland has tried injections and other remedies but hasn't been able to get rid of persistent pain in the ankle. The Rangers announced the decision Sunday.

The 28-year-old Moreland had to take over at first when Prince Fielder was sidelined for the season to have neck surgery.

Moreland is hitting .246 with two home runs and 23 RBIs. He had a career-high 23 homers last season.

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