Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers breaks his bat against the New York Yankees in Game Three of the ALCS during the MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mitch Moreland Activated From DL

Mitch Moreland has been out for a month with a hamstring strain, but now he's back.

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Rangers Activate Mitch Moreland From Disabled List

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland suffered a left hamstring strain in late June, and at the time it was said he’d be out from four to six weeks.

That turned out to be an accurate estimate; five weeks later, Moreland is back, according to a press release from the team:

The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has reinstated first baseman/outfielder Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Moreland on the active roster, the club has optioned outfielder Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock.

Moreland was having his best overall season in the major leagues when he went down, hitting .272/.326/.513 with 10 home runs and 25 RBI in 55 games. He went 5-for-19 in a five-game rehab assignment.

In Moreland’s absence the Rangers have primarily been using Michael Young at first base; presumably, Young will go back to the DH spot.

For more on the Rangers, please visit Lone Star Ball and SB Nation Dallas.

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