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Brandon Moss | Designated Hitter | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Athletics "will try to find a taker" for Brandon Moss.
The A's acquired Moss from the Royals on Monday, but he doesn't look to have much of a path to playing time in Oakland, so they'll look to deal him elsewhere. It figures to prove difficult, as Moss batted an ugly .207/.279/.428 last season and there are still plenty of power bats available. He's owed $8.25 million, although the Royals are covering $3.25 million of that. Jan 29 - 9:10 PM

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Athletics acquired 1B/OF Brandon Moss, LHP Ryan Buchter and cash from the Royals for RHPs Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer.

The Royals are covering $3.25 million of the $8.25 million Moss is owed, per MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan. Moss popped 22 home runs for Kansas City last season but hit an ugly .207/.279/.428 overall. He doesn't look to be lined up for much playing time with the Athletics and they are expected to try to flip him elsewhere.
Jan 29 - 7:27 PM

Brandon Moss is out of Monday's lineup against the Yankees.

Moss will sit again as the Royals use the DH spot for one of their other regulars. After Mike Moustakas started there Sunday, Lorenzo Cain will DH on Monday. Paulo Orlando will start in center field.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with two RBI and three strikeouts in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Moss had no shot against Corey Kluber, striking out three times. He was able to salvage his day with a two-run double off of Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning to bring Kansas City to within a run. Even with the double, Moss is hitting a disappointing .210/.286/.447.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Brandon Moss slugged a grand slam in the Royals' 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Moss went deep with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning to give the host Royals a big early advantage. He also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored. The veteran slugger is batting .210/.291/.452 with 21 homers and 45 RBI in 103 games this season for Kansas City.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a homer, his 20th, Monday against the White Sox.

Moss has homered in back-to-back games. He's still not hitting for average at all, but he has 10 homers in just 131 at-bats since the All-Star break. He's forced the Royals to use Melky Cabrera in the outfield more than they probably expected to do so.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 19th homer of the year on Sunday in a win over the Twins.

He also hit his 13th double of the year. Moss can't hit for average, doesn't get on base much and can't run, but there's still impressive power in his left-handed bat. He now has a predictable .201/.286/.427 line in 2017.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Brandon Moss slugged his 18th home run of the season on Friday as the Royals topped the Twins in Minnesota.

Moss's two-run blast in the sixth inning increased the Royals' lead to 7-3 but wound up being the difference in the game after the Twins rallied late. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the evening. The veteran slugger is hitting a disappointing .202/.288/.432 with the aforementioned 18 bombs and 36 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:39:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk against the Rockies in Thursday's loss.

Moss hasn't maintained his strong opening to the second half and the Royals haven't played him regularly since bringing in Melky Cabrera, but he's still doing OK, with two homers, a double and four walks in his last five starts. When the choice comes down to him and Alex Gordon, Moss certainly seems like the better pick, even factoring in defense.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Mariners.

Moss' big evening began with a game-tying two-run homer off Yovani Gallardo in the fifth inning. He would later step up to the plate and uncork a solo shot in the eighth inning. While he does have a nice little bit of pop in his bat (14 homers on the season), Moss is slashing just .210/.289/.429 in 74 games.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Brandon Moss came through with a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning on Sunday, propelling the Royals to a 5-4 victory over the visiting White Sox.

Mike Moustakas started the ninth inning with a single, and his pinch runner (Lorenzo Cain) advanced to second base as Alcides Escobar was hit by a pitch. Moss then lined a Tyler Clippard offering into right field, plating Cain to send the Royals' faithful home happy once again. Moss finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .210/.283/.424 with 12 homers and 24 RBI on the year.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Brandon Moss hit his 12th home run of the year in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

White Sox reliever David Holmberg was the whipping boy in this one, serving up back-to-back shots to Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas before giving up Moss's dong two batters later. The homer was the second in the past four games for the 33-year-old, who's 7-for-16 in that four-game span. Moss also stealthily stole his second base of the year in Saturday's game. He's a streaky hitter, but we'll need to see a lot more games like that before we even consider Moss and his .208 batting average for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 12:42:00 AM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Moss smacked a two-run double in the third inning and capped the scoring with a two-RBI single in the eighth, contributing four of the Royals' 16 runs on the night. It's been a big few days for the beleaguered 33-year-old, who has a pair of doubles, a homer and six RBI in the last two games. It's been a rare highlight of what's been a difficult year for Moss, who's hitting just .205/.273/.410 in 63 games overall.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Brandon Moss homered in the third and delivered a game-tying double in the ninth as the Royals edged the Tigers 4-3 on Wednesday.

The Tigers scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead, only to lose the game in the bottom of the inning after Moss knocked in Alcides Escobar and scored on Alex Gordon's sac fly. It might be the best game that Moss has had in 3 1/2 months as a Royal. He hadn't had a multi-RBI game since May 21.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 12:09:00 AM

Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in an 11-6 win over the Twins on Saturday.

He went yard off starter Jose Berrios in the fifth inning. The 33-year-old veteran still has some pop but his batting average has cratered this year. He is slashing .190/.263/.393 with 10 homers and 16 RBI as a part-time player.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2Brandon Moss
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
3Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Marcus Semien
2Franklin Barreto
3Nick Noonan
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
4Ramon Laureano
5Slade Heathcott
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Anthony Garcia
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Daniel Mengden
4Andrew Triggs
5Paul Blackburn
6Jharel Cotton
7Daniel Gossett
8Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Ryan Dull
3Liam Hendriks
4Santiago Casilla
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Chris Hatcher
9Emilio Pagan
10Raul Alcantara
11Frankie Montas
12Jarret Martin
13Simon Castro
14Eric Jokisch