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37 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: 193.05
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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. 


Brandon Moss has 20 HRs before All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Athletics first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss made it to 20 home runs before the All-Star break after clubbing his 20th home run Saturday at Seattle. Moss spoiled Hisashi Iwakuma's bid for a complete-game shutout when he hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning.

The All-Star slugger is batting .273 (9 for 33) with two home runs, three doubles, five RBI, five runs and two walks in nine July games.


Brandon Moss back out of Oakland lineup Tuesday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is absent from the lineup Tuesday for the game against San Francisco. He had returned to the lineup Monday night after missing two games with an ankle ailment.

Moss, who is hitless in his last seven at-bats, is on pace to rack up about 120 RBI this season.


Brandon Moss returns to lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Athletics outfielder Brandon Moss is back in the lineup Monday, batting fourth and filling the DH role for his game against the Giants.

Moss missed Saturday and Sunday while dealing with an ankle injury, but after an MRI came back clean Sunday, he appears ready to contribute as a hitter. He owns a .272/.359/.530 line with 19 home runs and 62 RBI in 298 at-bats.


MRI comes back clean for Brandon Moss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss underwent an MRI, which came back negative with no structural damage to his ankle, MLB.com reports Sunday.

Moss suffered the injury Friday and was out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday. He is hitting .272 with 19 homers and 62 RBI this season.

American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Brandon Moss getting MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is getting an MRI because his ankle isn't showing much improvement, reports Comcast SportsNet California. Moss suffered the injury Friday and was out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday.

Brandon Moss not in lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss, who sprained his left ankle Friday, remained out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays. Moss was available to pinch-hit.

He's hitting .272 with 19 homers and 62 RBI.


Brandon Moss sidelined on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) A sprained left ankle that knocked Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss out of the game Friday night has kept him out of the Saturday lineup against Toronto.

Moss has been tearing it up at the plate to the tune of 12 hits in his last eight games. He owns a fine stat line of .268/.355/.521.


Brandon Moss exits game with sprained ankle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss was forced out of Friday's game against the Blue Jays because of a sprained left ankle.

Moss suffered the injury in the eighth inning after hitting a grounder to second base. He was unable to leave the batter's box because of the injury and was replaced by Alberto Callaspo. Moss is hitting .272 with 19 homers and 62 RBI in 298 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday against Toronto.