Rangers put Mitch Moreland on DL, call up Kyle Blanks


Rangers first baseman/outfielder Mitch Moreland is headed to the disabled list with an elbow injury and Kyle Blanks has been called up from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.

Moreland missed much of last season with an ankle injury, but was off to a nice start hitting .304 with an .849 OPS through 16 games.

Blanks is a former top prospect whose career was derailed by injuries and he’s deserving of another opportunity in the majors after crushing minor-league pitching. He’s a career .303 hitter with 37 homers and a .977 OPS in 164 games at Triple-A.