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Brandon Moss | First Baseman | #37

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
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Brandon Moss was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Friday due to illness.
He should be fine in a day or two. Matt Carpenter has moved over from second to first base and Kolten Wong entered the lineup at second. Aug 19 - 4:40 PM

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Brandon Moss stayed hot Wednesday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Cardinals' win over the Astros.

Moss smacked a single in the Cardinals' three-run third inning and then launched a massive three-run shot off lefty reliever Tony Sipp in the top of the seventh. The 32-year-old slugger has nine hits, four home runs, and seven RBI over his last six games and he boasts a .924 OPS, 22 home runs, and 54 RBI in 90 total games for the year. St. Louis acquired Moss from Cleveland last summer for Rob Kaminsky, who's sitting on an underwhelming 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 78/40 K/BB ratio through 110 2/3 innings this season at Double-A Akron. Another gem of a deal for GM John Mozeliak.
Aug 17 - 5:31 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a home run in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Moss hit the dong, a solo shot in the sixth inning, off Cubs starter Jon Lester, the first homer he's hit off a southpaw this season. It was his 19th overall, giving him 48 RBI and 46 runs scored. Moss has posted a .262/.342/.565 line through 85 games and stands to get paid handsomely as part of a thin free agent class this winter.
Aug 12 - 12:25 AM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Friday that he "would certainly be open to" discussing a contract extension for Brandon Moss.

Moss has had a fine season for the Cards, batting .263/.346/.571 with 18 homers and 43 RBI over 240 at-bats. He's currently slated for free agency this winter, but it sounds like St. Louis might want to keep him around. "I would certainly be open at some point to discussing that," Mozeliak said. "I don’t feel like the timing right now is ideal. I know his agents (Sam and Seth Levinson) very well. I certainly feel like, from a player’s standpoint, he’s done a very nice job for us. I haven’t really drawn any conclusions, but I’d be certainly open to having Brandon back."
Aug 7 - 9:39 AM

Brandon Moss returned from the disabled list with a bang Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a loss to the Reds.

Moss' home run off of reliever Blake Wood knotted things up in the eighth inning. It was his 18th of the season, moving him into a tie for the team lead with Matt Holliday. Moss is sporting a healthy .585 slugging percentage this season.
Aug 2 - 11:42 PM

Cardinals activated 1B/OF Brandon Moss from the 15-day disabled list.

Moss went 0-for-8 over three games during a minor league rehab assignment, but the important thing is that he's recovered from his left ankle sprain. The 32-year-old returns to a .256/.344/.556 batting line with 17 homers in 75 games.
Aug 2 - 3:09 PM

Brandon Moss (ankle) went hitless in three at-bats in his first rehab game with Double-A Springfield on Thursday.

He'll remain with Springfield through the weekend and is on track to be activated from the disabled list early next week if all goes well. Moss has missed most of July with a left ankle sprain.
Jul 29 - 11:33 AM

Brandon Moss said Friday that his sprained left ankle still bothers him while he's running the bases.

Obviously that's an issue, so he'll need to get over that hump before returning. There remains no timetable for Moss, although he doesn't appear to be too far off.
Jul 22 - 5:31 PM

Brandon Moss said he's made progress in his recovery from a sprained left ankle.

"The All-Star break was really good for it, just to let it calm down and let some of the treatments they did for it take in," said Moss. "It’s one of those things where it goes at it’s own pace, but the past few days have gone really well." Moss feels good about where he's at in his recovery but there's still no timetable for his return. He's been on the disabled list since July 5.
Jul 18 - 12:32 PM

Brandon Moss (ankle) is hoping to remove his walking boot on Monday.

Moss is eligible to return from his ankle sprain on Wednesday, although it seems unlikely that he'll be ready at that time. He leads the Cardinals with 17 home runs this season.
Jul 17 - 3:15 PM

Cardinals placed 1B/OF Brandon Moss on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

Moss has been a terrific source of power and run-production in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .251/.340/.562 with 17 homers and 40 RBI. Randal Grichuk has been recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Jul 5 - 5:17 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 16th homer of the year Monday off the Cardinals' John Lackey.

Moss was hitting seventh behind Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina tonight, even though he's been the Cardinals' second-best hitter against right-handers (behind leadoff man Matt Carpenter). He got to hit with a man on just once tonight, and he was hit by a pitch during the plate appearance.
Jun 20 - 11:24 PM

Brandon Moss slugged a pair of homers Wednesday in the Cardinals' 12-7 defeat of the Reds.

Moss cranked a mammoth two-run shot off Reds starter Alfredo Simon in the top of the fifth inning and then added a solo blast against reliever Josh Smith in the top of the seventh. Moss has only started 31 of a possible 59 games this season, but he has 13 home runs and 29 RBI. St. Louis needs to fit him into the lineup against all right-handed pitchers moving forward, but that might require Stephen Piscotty to play some center field.
Jun 8 - 10:40 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Moss worked over a Stephen Strasburg pitch for a solo home run in the fourth inning. At the time, it gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. The Nationals would score three times in the bottom of the frame to take the advantage, one which they wouldn't relinquish on their way to a 10-2 win. For the season, Moss is slashing .222/.322/.484 with nine homers and 24 RBI across 126 at-bats. He makes for a nice fantasy power option, but that comes with a decided deficit in terms of average.
May 29 - 5:13 PM

Brandon Moss hit his seventh homer Thursday off the Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff.

Moss and Matt Adams have both been very good thus far, with Moss sporting an .863 OPS in 77 at-bats and Adams coming in at .830 in 57 at-bats. It's unclear if either will be in there the next two days with the Pirates throwing left-handers Friday and Saturday. Adams left today's game with a minor knee injury and is the weaker option against lefties, so Moss is the better bet to start.
May 5 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Luke Weaver
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Jerome Williams
10Alex Reyes
11Jordan Walden
12Mitch Harris
13Sam Tuivailala