Slumping Moreland out of lineup on Monday

Slumping Moreland out of lineup on Monday

Slumping Moreland out of lineup on Monday
ARLINGTON -- Mitch Moreland was given Monday off by Rangers manager Ron Washington in an effort to coax him out of his current slump.

"He's just pressing," Washington said. "Mitch is a grinder. The tougher things get, the tougher he grinds, and he just has to learn that sometimes less is best. Every now and then I have to let him step back and clear his head. He takes not getting something done hard. Nothing wrong with that."

Moreland is 0-for-14 in his last four games, and 5-for-38 over his last 11.