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Brandon Moss | Designated Hitter | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
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Athletics released 1B/OF Brandon Moss.
As expected, Moss cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The A's and Royals are responsible for nearly all of his $7.25 million salary in 2018, so he can be had for the pro-rated major league minimum. It's possible that some team will take a shot on him, but there are a number of veteran bats available. Moss, who turned 34 last September, has said that he'll retire if he's unable to find a major league contract. He batted .207/.279/.428 with 22 homers with the Royals in 2017. Mar 6 - 12:48 PM

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Brandon Moss, who was designated for assignment Sunday, told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he'll retire if he's unable to land a major league contract.

"I’ve spent enough of my career in the minor leagues," said Moss, who turned 34 last September. Moss can be had at the veteran minimum on a major league contract, as the Royals and A's are responsible for nearly all of his $7.25 million salary in 2018. However, with the number of free agents still available on the market, it's probably not a given that Moss will be in demand even on the cheap. He hit .207/.279/.428 with 22 homers for the Royals last season.
Mar 4 - 3:01 PM

Athletics designated 1B/OF Brandon Moss for assignment.

The A's picked up Moss from the Royals in a January trade, but they never appeared to have much interest in keeping him. After being unable to find a trade partner, he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Moss will clear waivers and will then be available for the veteran minimum, and he's said he'll retire if he doesn't receive a guaranteed contract. He batted only .207/.279/.428 last season in Kansas City.
Mar 4 - 2:31 PM

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

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

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