Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers placed first baseman Mitch Moreland on the disabled list on Sunday.
Moreland, who was batting .246 with just two homers this season, is expected to undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday and will likely miss three months.
“It’s to the point where I’m hurting the team, hurting myself trying to go out there and make something happen,” Moreland said of his injury. “There’s no lower half. I’m doing everything I can and trying to battle through it, but it’s to the point where it’s affecting me trying to go out and play. It’s hurting pretty bad.”
“The surgery, I tried to fight it off until the end of the year,” he continued. “I knew I was going to have to have surgery. They told me you can do everything you can to try to get to the end of the year. I can’t do it any more. I’m going to try to get back healthy and get ready to go.”
Donnie Murphy, who is hitting .220 with 11 RBI’s, will take Moreland’s spot on the roster.
“He’s done everything he could have done,” general manager Jon Daniels said of Moreland. “He’s fought through it, but it’s become apparent it’s limiting him.”
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio