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44 Brandon Moss 1B
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 9/16/1983 | Birthplace: Monroe, GA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Cleveland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 90/67 | Average Draft Position: 182.87
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Indians' Francona: Brandon Moss 'streaking' through rehab


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that outfielder Brandon Moss has been "streaking" through rehab, MLB.com reports.

"He's streaking along, actually. It's hard to slow him down," Francona said. "He's passing every test they give him. ... He's coming quick. I don't know the date he'll be in a game, but surprisingly, it's not going to be really far off. He's doing a really good job."

Francona said Monday that Moss, who was able to run the bases Monday, may be slightly ahead of his initial estimate of mid-March for his spring debut. The outfielder underwent hip surgery in October after hitting .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats last season.


Francona provides updates on Brantley, Kipnis, Moss, Swisher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday outfielder Michael Brantley (back) will likely make his spring debut Thursday against the Reds, per MLB.com. He added second baseman Jason Kipnis (hand) might not be far behind.

Francona also said Brandon Moss (hip) might be slightly ahead of a mid-March estimate to make his spring debut. However, the mid-March timetable for Nick Swisher (knees) hasn't changed.


Indians' Brandon Moss 'puts on show' in first BP of the spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Indians outfielder Brandon Moss took batting practice for the first time this spring, and slightly ahead of schedule. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, he was "putting on a show" with plenty of towering shots to right field.

"I was just trying to find some quick twitch in there instead of letting my huge muscles take over," Moss said after the session.

Moss underwent surgery in October to repair the damage to his injured left hip. He fought through pain in the hip late last season after dealing with stiffness early in the year. He hit 234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats last season.


Indians' Brandon Moss: 'I feel outstanding'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Indians outfielder Brandon Moss is extremely optimistic about being ready by opening day and has looked and felt good in the early portion of spring workouts, MLB.com reports.

"I feel really good. I'm hitting all the marks," Moss said. "I'm ahead on a lot of what we're doing. I feel great. Obviously, they have a timetable and a frame in which they're trying to keep me to make sure everything goes as planned, but right now I feel outstanding. It's going much better than even I anticipated it going. It's looking really good right now."

Moss underwent surgery in October to repair the damage to his injured left hip. He fought through pain in the hip late last season after dealing with stiffness early in the year.

"I was surprised at how well I was doing early in the year to be honest," he said. "The hip was so bad. That's one of those things that happened the way it happened. It's over with. ... You move on and, shoot, I've got a great opportunity here with this team. You talk about a good core group of guys, this team has it, and it's a team that's been trending in the right direction. It's a great place to be, and I'm pumped."

Moss hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats last season.


Indians' Francona not committing to Brandon Moss for Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Indians outfielder Brandon Moss is expected to be healthy enough to play games by mid-March after recovering from a hip injury. However, it remains to be seen whether Moss will be ready by Opening Day. 

Manager Terry Francona is not ready to say whether that will happen or not, according to MLB.com.

Moss hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 plate appearances in 2014 for the Athletics.


Indians' Brandon Moss hoping to be cleared by mid-March


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Indians outfielder Brandon Moss is hoping to be cleared for games by mid-March, according to MLB.com.

Moss is coming off hip surgery, and is progressing through hitting and running drills. He has not experienced any setbacks, and is hoping to start more specific running drills in about 10 days. The club is hoping Moss will be cleared for hitting on the field in early March, and will be cleared for games by mid-March. 

Moss hit .234/.334/.438 over 500 at-bats last year. 


Indians' Brandon Moss hoping to be in starting lineup Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Newly acquired outfielder Brandon Moss is hoping to be in the starting lineup for the Indians Opening Day, but knows he needs to be healthy for the duration of the season.

"It's important to be healthy throughout the season," Moss said. "At the same time, my goal is to be ready for Opening Day. That should be everyone's goal, and be there for 162 games. I'm not afraid to say that. At the same time, what is best for the team and myself is to be 100 percent."

Moss is coming off of hip surgery in October after playing through pain for much of the 2014 season. He hit .234 with 25 home runs with 81 RBI with the Athletics last season.

I want to be healthy and do the things I do," Moss said. "And hopefully do what I can do with a full year of at-bats and health. Last year, before everything started to go south, I was figuring out my approach to all pitchers. Now, it's just a game of adjustments. I'm not going to put numbers on it, but I can have a special year, especially coming to this park."


Indians' Francona: Right now, David Murphy is our right fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday outfielder David Murphy is penciled in as the starting right fielder since there are too many unknowns with Nick Swisher (knee) and Brandon Moss (hip) coming off surgeries.

"Right now, Murph's our right fielder," Francona said, per MLB.com.

Murphy started a team-high 109 games in right field for Cleveland in 2014. He hit .262 with eight home runs, 25 doubles and 58 RBI in 129 games.


Indians' Brandon Moss agrees to $6.5 million in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Indians have agreed to terms with first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss on Friday, avoiding arbitration, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms. He's expected to make $6.5 million in 2015.

Moss was traded from the A's to the Indians in December. He was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He has 20-plus homers in three straight seasons. Last season he hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats in 2014.


A's trade Brandon Moss to Indians for prospect Joe Wendle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Athletics have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Indians in exchange for infielder Joe Wendle.

Moss was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He has hit more than 20 home runs in three straight seasons. Moss is a career .248 hitter with a .326 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage and .786 OPS in 625 games.

Wendle is considered the Indians' ninth-best prospect by MLB.com. He has a .292 average, .357 on-base percentage, .471 slugging percentage and .828 OPS in 261 career minor-league games. He spent most of the 2014 season at Double-A, batting .253 with eight home runs, five triples, 20 doubles and 50 RBI in 87 games.


Report: A's, Indians likely to finalize Moss deal at winter meetings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Indians and Athletics are moving close to finalizing a trade involving Brandon Moss, according to New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman. The deal is likely to be completed at the winter meetings.

Report: Resolution on Indians, A's Moss talks expected Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) A resolution on trade talks between the Indians and Athletics involving outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss is expected Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Indians were reported to be "guardedly optimistic" that a deal would eventually be completed earlier Thursday, but it appears that the team is ready to move on if a deal can't be reached Friday. Moss hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats in 2014.

If a deal does get done, Indians second base prospect Joe Wendle could be headed to Oakland, according to the Plain Dealer. A sixth-round pick in 2012, Wendle is one of several players the two teams have discussed in trade talks involving Moss.


Report: Indians 'guardedly optimistic' Moss deal will happen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) The Indians are "guardedly optimistic" that a trade for Athletics outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss will be completed, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The two teams were reported to be in discussions on a Moss deal Wednesday, and the Athletics appear likely to trade the slugger away this offseason. He hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats in 2014 and has collected 76 home runs in 1,211 at-bats over the last three seasons.


Report: Athletics appear active in trying to trade Brandon Moss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) The Athletics are "going to trade" first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, one baseball executive told ESPN baseball columnist Jayson Stark. 

It was first reported by the Bay Area News Group on Wednesday the Indians were showing interest in trading for Moss, who was a first-time All-Star in 2014. MLB.com then reported the Indians weren't the only team interested in Moss, but nothing appears imminent.

On Thursday, FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal reported the Indians are still working on trying to acquire Moss, but what the Athletics receive in return remains an issue. Moss is coming off hip surgery and is projected to make around $7 million in arbitration.

Moss hit .234 with 23 doubles, 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games last season. He has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons. He is batting .254 with a .504 slugging percentage and .844 OPS in 376 games since 2012.


Report: Indians talking to Athletics about Brandon Moss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Indians are showing interest in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Athletics, a source told the Bay Area News Group.

Moss was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He hit .234 with 23 doubles, 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 147 games. He has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons. He is batting .254 with a .504 slugging percentage and .844 OPS in 376 games since 2012.


Update: Athletics 'close' to making a deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Update: The Athletics are close to making a deal, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Oakland is looking to acquire hitters in a possible deal. The initial rumor had pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a potential deal, but that may not be the case, according to FoxSports.com. First baseman Brandon Moss is also not included in a possible deal, according to MLB.com. The reports seem to indicate the A's are actively pursuing a deal, but the players involved are not known at this time. 


A's slugger Moss has hip surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss had hip surgery, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Moss had surgery to repair a torn right hip labrum. He's expected to be on crutches for four weeks following the procedure. Moss should be ready for spring training. 


Brandon Moss slated for Oct. 21 hip surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss will undergo surgery on his right hip on Oct. 21, MLB.com reports.

Moss was expected to undergo surgery after hip issues surfaced late in the season. The first baseman indicated he had been dealing with hip problems much of the year. Moss managed to hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats.


Brandon Moss returns Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss has returned to action Thursday against the Rangers.

Moss admitted he's been dealing with a hip injury lately, and will likely have offseason surgery. Despite that, he's still going to play through the issue down the stretch. Moss is hitting .237/.336/.444 over 489 at-bats.


Brandon Moss preparing for offseason hip surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss missed the game Wednesday with a right hip problem that he now admits will require offseason microfrafture surgery, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

"It was worse that he thought it would be," said Moss, who underwent an MRI and a cortisone shot before the game. "The shot should help me get through the rest of the season, but it won't fix it."

Moss had not previously reported the problem, but has added that it has affected him much of the year. The MRI showed a great deal of torn cartilage and bone-on-bone problems. He has struggled recently on a 2-for-14 stretch. His slugging percentage has dropped from .596 to .522 to .444 over the last three seasons.


Brandon Moss set to sit against left-hander Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) A matchup against Texas left-hander Derek Holland has Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss absent from the Wednesday lineup.

Moss has homered in each of his last two games and owns a .271/.361/.435 stat line this season against southpaws.


Athletics purge lineup of lefties Thursday against Chris Sale


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) A matchup against White Sox super southpaw lefty Chris Sale has Athletics left-handed batters Brandon Moss, Adam Dunn and Josh Reddick out of the lineup Thursday.

Moss is batting a respectable .271 against lefties this season and has yet to face Sale in his career. Reddick has struggled to the tune of a .170 average against southpaws this year and is 2 for 11 lifetime against Sale. Dunn is 9 for 55 against lefties in 2014.


Hitters to sit in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) If you own Tyler Flowers, Brandon Moss, Brandon Phillips, Lonnie Chisenhall or Elvis Andrus or Marcell Ozuna Fantasy, you may want to sit them for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14).

See the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Athletics bench Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) A matchup against tough southpaw C.J. Wilson has Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick out of the lineup Saturday night.

Moss is in a 0-for-12 slide. Reddick has just 15 hits in 83 at-bats against left-handers this season.


Brandon Moss blasts grand slam Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss belted a grand slam Thursday against the Astros.

Moss stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Moss hit a grand slam on a 96 mph fastball. It was Moss' 23rd home run of the season. Moss finished 1 for 3, with two runs scored and four RBI.