Moreland honors Mississippi State teammate

Moreland honors Mississippi State teammate

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland wears a barely noticeable, but meaningful, accessory on his left wrist.

It's a "Do it for Duffy" bracelet, with Mississippi State's interlocking "MS" logo, in honor of former college teammate Ryan Duffy. Duffy, a catcher for the Bulldogs, suffered severe neck and spinal-cord injuries in a diving accident this summer at his home in Florida.

"I'm not sure, but they're thinking he's paralyzed," Moreland said. "He's one of my good buddies. This is kind of a fund they're starting for him. Everywhere you look at Mississippi State, they're doing a lot of stuff for Ryan. I wanted to try to support him any way I could. Keep him in your prayers."

The bracelets are available by mail. Information on how to obtain one is available on the Mississippi State's athletic website.