Mitch Moreland activated off DL

Updated: June 21, 2013, 5:54 PM ET
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers activated first baseman Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list on Friday, and he'll be in uniform for Friday's interleague series opener at St. Louis.

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.

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