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Brandon Moss | Outfielder | #37

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details
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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Orioles have expressed interest in free agent slugger Brandon Moss.
Morosi notes that the interest remains despite acquiring Seth Smith from the Mariners on Friday. The O's currently have a vacancy in their lineup for a designated hitter, and Moss would seem to be a nice fit. Moss clubbed 28 homers for the Cardinals in 2016 while slashing .225/.300/.484. Jan 7 - 9:43 AM
Source: MLB.com

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports passes along word that the Yankees have shown interest in free agent Brandon Moss.

Moss struggled down the stretch this past season, hitting just .091/.173/.192 over the course of 110 plate appearances over the final three weeks of the campaign. Overall, he finished the year with a .225/.300/.484 triple-slash while cracking 28 homers and driving in 67 runs. He entered free agency after the Cardinals decided against extending him a qualifying offer.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:00:00 PM

According to Mark Saxon of ESPN, the Cardinals will not extend a qualifying offer to Brandon Moss.

The qualifying offer for free agents this winter is one-year, $17.2 million and the Cardinals obviously don't view Moss as being worth that kind of dough. Moss got off to a very good start in 2016, but he batted just .091/.173/.192 in 110 plate appearances between August 29 and October 2. That late-season slump is going to cost him millions.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Brandon Moss slugged a two-run homer against the Pirates on Friday.

Moss is now up to 28 homers on the year, though it has been quite a struggle for him over the past month. Coming into Friday’s action, he was hitting .074 (7-for-95) over his previous 28 games. He was hitting .270 as recently as August 26, but he’s now sitting at .225 on the year.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:57:00 AM

Brandon Moss drilled a solo home run for his only hit of the game versus the Giants on Saturday.

He took Giants starter Jeff Samardzija over the wall in the first inning to produce the only run the Cardinals would score until they added on two more in the ninth inning for the win. The home run was his 27th of the season to go along with a .238 batting average and 64 RBI.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Moss drove a Jason Hammel pitch out to right in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and give the Cards a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It also snapped a 15-game homerless streak for the 32-year-old, who had gone ice cold since late August. Overall, Moss has 26 home runs and 63 RBI and should still be in for a nice payday come winter.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Brandon Moss is not in Monday's lineup against the Cubs.

Moss is mired in a 1-for-41 funk, so he'll take a seat against MLB ERA leader Kyle Hendricks. Jeremy Hazelbaker will play left field while Randal Grichuk will hit cleanup.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Brandon Moss is absent from the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

Matt Carpenter will be at first base and Tommy Pham will be in left field at Miller Park in Milwaukee. This appears to be a routine night off for Moss.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Moss hit a two-run shot off the right field foul pole to get the Cards on the board in the sixth inning, and he added a solo homer in the eighth for good measure. Moss now has 25 home runs and 60 RBI in 96 games. He also hit 25 bombs in Oakland in 2014, and his single-season best is 30, also with the A's, in 2013. With over a month to play, Moss has a shot at setting a new record this year.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:55:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 04:40:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 05:31:00 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.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 12:25:00 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."
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 09:39:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:42:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 03:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
3Carson Kelly
4Alberto Rosario
5Gabriel Lino
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
3Magneuris Sierra
4Jordan Schafer
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Luke Weaver
7Mike Mayers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Brett Cecil
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Michael Wacha
9Sam Tuivailala
10John Gant
11Miguel Socolovich
12Rowan Wick
13Zach Duke
14Zach Phillips