Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) hits a single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

First base is no longer an option for Mitch Moreland

Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) hits a single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

I still can’t get over the fact that the Rangers and Tigers pulled off this trade and the Winter Meetings haven’t even started yet.

I had a feeling something big was going to go down, but I didn’t think it was going to be Prince Fielder who would be traded. When it comes to Kinsler, as soon as I found out that the Rangers were open to trading either him, Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar, it was going to come down to him.

Well now that the Texas Rangers have that powerful left handed bat in their lineup once again, what’s going to happen to Mitch Moreland?

That’s actually a great question, right now the Rangers don’t even have an answer. Moreland’s a four year veteran who also bats lefty. He’s got some pop behind his bat, but doesn’t really have the same power Prince Fielder has behind his.

Now in his career, he’s spent time between first base and right field. But with Alex Rios still on the roster for the Texas Rangers, he may not get much playing time at that position either. So he could get some time at either the designated hitter’s spot or fill in at third or somewhere in the outfield.

The possibilities are endless, but the Texas Rangers haven’t given up on Moreland just yet.

Where do you think Moreland could help this team, Rangers fans? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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