The Rangers placed first baseman Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. The team left open the chance that Moreland will require a longer stay on the DL.
The contract of first baseman Chris McGuiness from Triple-A Round Rock has been purchased to replace Moreland. The team will start Lance Berkman at first base Thursday against the Red Sox. McGuiness was batting .275 with six homers and 34 RBIs in 55 games at Triple-A.
PERKIN: Jonathan Gray tops final mock draft Moreland's newfound offensive prowess has been one of the Rangers' biggest surprises in 2013. He was arguably the team's most productive hitter in May, shaking off a slow start and the team's interest in replacing him.