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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: Oakland | 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 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.

Brandon Moss perfect - even though team far from it


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Brandon Moss certainly did his part in trying in vain to lead the Athletics to a victory Wednesday afternoon in Detroit.

Moss blasted off with a solo job in the first and added two doubles in a single for a perfect 4-for-4. His big performance, which came on the heels of the ending of an eight-game hitting streak, enhanced his stat line to .274/.358/.534.


Brandon Moss smacks 18th home run Wednesday vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 8-5 win over the Mets Wednesday.

Moss connected on his 18th home run in the first inning Wednesday but was unable to do anything else at the plate. While he has watched his batting average steadily sink in the month of June, Moss has still hit .259/.349/.523 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI in 266 at-bats.


Brandon Moss hits 17th homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss blasted a 447-foot solo shot to right in Monday's 14-8 loss to the Rangers and added a single in five at-bats. Moss is tied for sixth in the majors with 17 homers and is tied for fourth with 54 RBI.

Brandon Moss swats grand slam in win over O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Athletics designated hitter Brandon Moss came up big at the plate on Sunday, launching his 16th home run of the season and leading his team for an 11-1 victory over the Orioles.

Moss took starter Ubaldo Jimenez deep for a grand slam in the third inning to break the game apart. He finished 1 for 3 with two walks, a run scored and four RBI. He is hitting .279 with 53 RBI in 208 at-bats.

Brandon Moss homers twice in win vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Athletics designated hitter Brandon Moss went 2 for 4 with two solo home runs in his tea's 5-2, 10-inning win over the Yankees Tuesday.

Moss evened the game at 1-1 with his fifth-inning home run, then led off the top of the 10th to give his team a 3-2 lead they would extend later in the inning. He has three homers in his last two games and a .280/.369/.598 line with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 189 at-bats this season.


Brandon Moss back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, batting fourth and serving as the designated hitter. He's apparently over the calf injury he suffered last Friday.

Brandon Moss resting Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday.

Moss is dealing with a calf injury. He was expected to miss Sunday's game, so the move isn't a surprise. Moss did say he was feeling better, and is aiming for a Tuesday return.