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Rangers | Mitch Moreland to the DL

The Texas Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain Thursday, June 6, and recalled 1B Chris McGuiness from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. The team isn't guaranteeing that Moreland will return in 15 days. McGuiness was hitting .275 with a .382 on-base percentage, six home runs and 34 RBIs in 55 games with Round Rock. 1B Lance Berkman is playing first base and 2B Jeff Baker is the designated hitter Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: You should only be concerned with adding McGuiness in deep AL leagues, as he'll likely be a bat off the bench. Mike Olt was an option to come up, but he's recently recovered from vision problems and the Rangers probably had no intentions of rushing him back to the bigs.

If Ian Kinsler (rib) comes back from the DL before Moreland does, it'll allow the Rangers to keep Jurickson Profar in the lineup for a little longer, at least, if they want to move Kinsler to first base. Baker is the biggest winner for more at-bats in the short term. Add him in AL formats for depth.

2013-06-06 12:09:55 | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

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