In a corresponding roster move, the Rangers optioned right-hander Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock. Lindblom started Thursday against Oakland and allowed two runs in five innings in a no-decision.
Moreland has been out since June 6 with a right hamstring strain suffered running the bases the previous night in Boston. He is batting .288 with 12 home runs and 29 RBIs. Moreland was 6-for-12 with a home run and three RBIs in three rehab games for Double-A Frisco.
Also Friday, the Rangers traded right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama to the New York Yankees for future considerations. Tateyama, who had been with Triple-A Round Rock, is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and one save in 23 games for the Express. He has been assigned by the Yankees to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.