by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (10:53 am ET) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss stayed hot at the plate Tuesday against the Rangers by homering for the fourth time in six games. He also extended his hitting streak to six games.
Moss is batting .357 (10 for 28) with one triple, six runs, seven RBI and 10 strikeouts in his last six games. Prior to his hot streak, Moss hit .132 (7 for 53) over a 24-game stretch from May 14-June 11.
Brandon Moss powering up for A's
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss homered while extending his hitting streak to a modest four games Sunday against the Mariners. Moss finished 2 for 5 with two RBI during Sunday's 10-2 win.
Moss is batting .350 (7 for 20) with three home runs and five RBI in his last four games. Moss has homered five times and driven in nine runs in his last 11 games (seven starts).
Brandon Moss only hitting home runs
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/13/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss' last five hits have been home runs.
Problem is, those hits have come over 32 at-bats, giving Moss a .156/.229/.625 line over that stretch. Moss added to his homer total with two Wednesday against the Yankees.
Moss is hitting .228/.327/.456 in 180 at-bats.
Brandon Moss has two-homer game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/13/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss had the second two-homer game of his career Wednesday in a 5-2 win over the visiting Yankees.
Moss went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and a solo shot to give him 11 HRs. He's batting .228. Moss has five hits in his last 39 at-bats and all five are home runs.
Brandon Moss sits fifth straight game
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/11/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss was out of the lineup for a fifth straight game Tuesday against the Yankees, with Nate Freiman again starting in his place.
The Athletics are scheduled to face CC Sabathia, their fifth straight against a left-handed pitcher. Moss has sat out each of the last 13 against lefties.
Brandon Moss hits 9th home run
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss hit his ninth home run in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
The home run, a three-run shot off lefty Michael Gonzalez, was his only hit. Moss is hitting .225/.328/.428 on the season, but he has two home runs in his last three games.
Brandon Moss homers against Brewers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss homered Monday during a win in Milwaukee. Moss went deep in the second inning for the eighth time this season.
Moss finished 1 for 5 with the one RBI and is batting .229. It was his second homer in his last nine games. Those are also his only two hits and RBI over his last 10 contests, dropping his average from .243.
Brandon Moss not having overly productive May
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss homered for the first time in 10 games Saturday against the Astros. It was his seventh home run of the season and third in May.
Moss has just one multi-hit game in 22 May appearances (17 starts). He's batting .172 (11 for 64) with one triple, two doubles, seven runs, seven walks and seven RBI in May.
Brandon Moss gets back into HR column
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Athletics first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss homered for the first time in 11 games (eight starts) Saturday against the Mariners. Moss ended his home run drought with a solo shot off Charlie Furbush in the sixth inning.
Moss, who last home runs came in a two-homer outing April 29 against the Angels, is batting .188 (6 for 32) with one home run, two doubles, two RBI, three walks, three runs and 11 strikeouts in his last 11 games.
Brandon Moss making A's outfield situation 'a lot easier'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) The Athletics are a banged up bunch, which includes three outfielders -- Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp and Chris Young -- on the disabled list.
Manager Bob Melvin said the unfortunate circumstances are made a little easier thanks to a versatile player like first baseman Brandon Moss, who can play multiple positions.
"We never expected to have three of our outfielders on the [disabled list] at the same time, but a guy like Brandon Moss makes it a lot easier," Melvin said, per MLB.com. "He can go from first base and go to the outfield rather easily. We still have four good outfielders here right now. It's just a little different dynamic at first base."
Brandon Moss awesome away from home
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss enters play Monday at Cleveland batting .409 on the road, which is the second-best road batting average in the AL. Moss, who also has two home runs and 13 RBI in 14 road games, is batting just .184 in 14 home games.
Moss, who has started once in four May games, is batting .200 (1 for 5) with one walk and two strikeouts this month. He finished April batting .326 (15 for 46) with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in his last 12 games.
Hoping for more power from Brandon Moss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss has been productive, but not exactly in the way we expected. After hitting 21 home runs in 265 at-bats last year, he has only four in his first 84 at-bats to begin the season, even after a two home-run game Monday. Despite that, he has 19 RBI, 10th-most in the American League.
Moss has been able to sustain a high batting average despite lacking home-run power, but he will need to homer more often before his .404 batting average on balls in play comes crashing down. Fantasy owners are happy with his production, but his track record does not make him a must-start option. He has to earn your trust. A few more homers would help.
Brandon Moss saves best for last
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss hit two home runs, including the game-winner with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning, to lift Oakland to a 10-8 victory over the Angels Monday night. He finished 3 for 8 with a solo homer and a two-run blast but also whiffed three times in the nearly seven-hour marathon.
"It was a crazy game, and I'm glad it's over," said Moss, who also drew a walk and stole his first base of the season. "That was exhausting, it really was. It's one of those things where you just want to quit, but at the same time you don't want to lose so you're not going to quit. You just keep fighting through and keep hoping they throw a ball into your bat."
Brandon Moss strikes out three times
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss struck out three times and singled in four at-bats Wednesday during his team's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox. He has struck out a team-high 22 times this season.
Despite the constant swinging and missing, Moss has posted a tidy .299/.390/.433 line in 77 plate appearances this season.
Brandon Moss back in starting lineup
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) As expected, Athletics first basemen Brandon Moss was back from his paternity leave and in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against Rays. Moss, who is batting .283 on the year, has just two hits over his last 16 at-bats.
Brandon Moss to rejoin team Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss' paternity leave will end Thursday and he will be on the team's road trip, which begins Friday at Tampa Bay, according to The Oakland Tribune. The club will send Shane Peterson to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot.
Brandon Moss away from team
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) The Athletics placed first baseman Brandon Moss on paternity leave Tuesday, while recalling outfielder Shane Peterson from Triple-A Sacramento to take his spot on the active roster. Moss has cooled off after a hot stretch last week, going 2 for 16 with just one extra-base hit in the past four games to drop his batting average to .283.
Brandon Moss worth the investment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Fantasy owners have been flocking to waivers this week to add Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss, and that's a very wise move. In fact, I was extremely disappointed when I missed out on a waiver claim on Moss in a 16-team league.
Fantasy owners will have to deal with Moss being a streaky hitter, but when he's on his game, then it should turn out to be a worthwhile investment.
Also, it seems the A's concerns about having Moss start against left-handed pitchers has disappeared. This season, he's batting .400 (4 for 10) with one homer and four RBI in two games when a left-hander has started and in his career (34 games) his slash line against left-handed starters is .314/.383/.541/.924.
Brandon Moss collects five RBI
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss came a double short of a cycle in Wednesday's win over the Angels, going 3 for 4 with a home run, two runs, five RBI and two walks. The home run was the second of the season for Moss, who is hitting .400 in 25 at-bats this year.
Brandon Moss has four-RBI game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss had three hits and drove in four runs Tuesday against the Angels, delivering an early two-run single before adding a two-run homer. Moss finished 3 for 4.
Moss is batting .538 (7 for 13) with one home run and five RBI during a four-game hit streak. He's also walked three times and struck out just once in that span.
Brandon Moss reaches base twice vs. Houston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss, who recently joined the team in Houston, returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Astros.
Moss, who played in his first game since Thursday, got on base twice as he singled in the fifth and walked in the sixth. He finished 1 for 3 with a run scored in a 6-3 victory. Moss is hitting .143/.200/.143 through his first five games of the season.
Brandon Moss in lineup Saturday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss returned to the lineup for Saturday's game at Houston. Moss left Thursday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Moss missed Friday's game but will remain with the club until his wife goes into labor. He's 1 for 11 (.091) thus far this season entering Saturday with a single and three strikeouts.
Brandon Moss to join team on Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss, who left Thursday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child, is expected to rejoin the team Saturday in Houston for the final two games of a three-game set against the Astros, according to MLB.com.
Moss is still waiting for the birth of his child and is expected to be with the team until his wife goes into labor.
Brandon Moss leaves game early to be with wife
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss left Thursday's win over the Mariners early to be with his wife, who went into labor during the game, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Moss picked up his first hit of the season before exiting, making him 1 for 11 on the year.
Brandon Moss sits against first lefty on schedule
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is predictably out of Wednesday's starting lineup with left-hander Joe Saunders on the mound for the Mariners. Moss made just 62 of his 296 plate appearances against left-handers last year as he formed a platoon with former teammate Chris Carter.
Moss has opened the season by going hitless in seven plate appearances, all against right-handers, in his first two games. Rookie Nate Freiman replaces Moss at first base.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) I don't see why the A's won't give Brandon Moss a chance to be their full-time first baseman. His numbers against left-handed pitchers aren't that bad. In fact, he has a higher batting average in his career against left-handers (.261) than right-handed pitchers (.249). He is also hitting .309 in his career against left-handed starters. It's true he doesn't have the same power against left-handed pitchers he has against right-handers, but it seems offensively Moss could hold his own against lefties. Unfortunately, the fact he's likely to platoon at first base does keep Moss as more of a late-round flier in mixed leagues.
A's give Moss new deal
(1/18/2013) The A's agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman Brandon Moss and reliever Jerry Blevins on Friday to avoid arbitration. Moss batted .291 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI last season -- all career highs.