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Brandon Moss | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Brandon Moss sent the Cardinals to a walk-off victory on Sunday with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rockies.
Moss pinch-hit for Mark Reynolds with runners in first and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning against Scott Oberg. Against a shifted infield, he slapped a single where the shortstop would normally have been playing, allowing the winning run to score easily. Moss is now 2-for-11 with two singles and an RBI as a Cardinal. Aug 2 - 6:06 PM

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Cardinals acquired 1B/OF Brandon Moss from the Indians for LHP Rob Kaminsky.

Moss has struggled to produce consistent numbers offensively since developing a hip injury last summer and there hasn't been much indication that he's going to turn it around. The 31-year-old does have some pop and he does fit the Cardinals' need for a corner outfield and first base type with Matt Holliday (quad) back on the shelf, but Kaminsky is no small price. Moss, who's under contractual control through 2016, will likely split time between first base and left field in St. Louis.
Jul 30 - 9:49 AM

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have acquired Brandon Moss from the Indians for pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky.

Moss fits the Cardinals' need for both a first baseman and corner outfielder, but it comes at a steep price. Kaminsky, the 28th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, boasts a 2.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 186/68 K/BB ratio in 217 1/3 career minor league innings. The 20-year-old left-hander is currently in High-A ball. Moss, meanwhile, has struggled offensively since undergoing hip surgery in 2014.
Jul 30 - 9:02 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Cardinals are talking to the Indians about Brandon Moss.

Moss can play both first base and corner outfield, which fits the Cardinals' immediate need now that Matt Holliday is headed back to the disabled list with a re-strain of his right quad. Moss has struggled in his first season with the Indians, but the 31-year-old registered an .844 OPS (135 OPS+) for the A's between 2012-2014. Cotillo says there's been talk of a one-for-one swap of Moss and Cardinals pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky.
Jul 30 - 8:46 AM

Brandon Moss was hitless in four at-bats in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Moss is now hitless in his last 20 at-bats dating back to July 6. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .217/.293/.421 batting line on the year.
Jul 17 - 11:34 PM

Brandon Moss is not in Thursday's lineup against the Astros.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Brett Oberholtzer. David Murphy will start in right field while Mike Aviles plays left and Ryan Raburn serves as the DH.
Jul 9 - 4:16 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Astros.

Moss tripled in a run in the fourth inning to reduce the Indians' deficit to 5-2, then added an RBI single in the sixth. He's already up to nine RBI in six July games. On the season, Moss is hitting an adequate .232/.306/.450 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:53 PM

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls.
Jul 4 - 1:31 AM

Brandon Moss had a three-run homer and a two-run double Wednesday against the Rays.

Moss's average has been slipping some, but the power has been consistent; he hit four homers in each of the first three months of the season. He's now driven in 42 runs in 72 games.
Jul 1 - 9:55 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, providing the Indians their only run in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Moss ended the shutout in the ninth inning with a home run off of Joakim Soria. It's homer number 11 on the year for the slugger, but his first in 10 days. He's knocked in 35 runs while batting a productive .255/.325/.486.
Jun 14 - 5:50 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 10th homer and walked Thursday against the Royals.

If the A's had it to do over again, there's no way they would have traded Moss and signed Billy Butler to DH. Of course, they and everyone else were worried about Moss's surgically repaired hip, which is why he fetched so little in trade. He's been strong, though, driving in 32 runs in 48 games and also playing regularly in the field.
Jun 4 - 11:38 PM

Brandon Moss finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Indians edged the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday.

Moss hit the solo homer off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie, his ninth home run of the year. Moss ended up with three of the teams' combined 11 hits in the game. He's been on fire in recent days, collecting eight hits in his last 14 at-bats to raise his overall line to .251/.319/.479.
Jun 3 - 12:37 AM

Brandon Moss finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.

It was his third homer of the past eight games. Cleveland asked for power when acquiring Moss and that's exactly what they've gotten: He's on pace for 28 homers and 97 RBI. Everything else is still making the transit from California, as Moss sports an underwhelming .227/.300/.447 slash line.
May 29 - 1:03 AM

Brandon Moss is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

It's a rare day off versus a righty for Moss. David Murphy is starting in right field, while Nick Swisher is handling designated hitter duties.
May 27 - 9:31 AM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time.
May 22 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva