The benefit of choosing the os trigonum procedure over the ankle reconstruction surgery is that if it is successful, Moreland could be back in three to four weeks, as opposed to three months. He's been battling ankle pain nearly all season, and said Monday that as hard as he tried to fight through it until the end of the season, he no longer could.
He's seeking a second opinion before he decides which procedure he'll choose.
"I just know he wanted a second opinion," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "I haven't heard when they're going to do it, but I would imagine it'd be as soon as possible."
Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.