Arlington, TX -- Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist today in Cleveland, Ohio.
During the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Tom Graham, Moreland had the pisiform bone removed. The pisiform bone is a small pre-shaped bone located at the base of the wrist.
Moreland has his wrist in a soft splint and will begin the rehab process in the next few days. The estimated recovery time from the surgery is expected to be between eight and 12 weeks.
Moreland batted .259 with 16 homers and 51 RBI in 134 games for Texas in 2011, starting 89 games at first base, 28 in right field, and seven as the dh. He was bothered by soreness in the wrist over the latter part of the season.