Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 1 Day
Moss is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.
Moss will ride the pine for the third time in five games with another lefty (Dallas Keuchel) on the hill for the opposition, opening the door for Nate Freiman to make another start at first base. The 30-year-old Moss has hit just .189/.308/.261 with two homers since the All-Star break, after posting an .879 OPS with 21 homers in the first half, and it appears as though he'll play exclusively against right-handers over the remainder of the season.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 4 Days
Moss is out of the lineup again Saturday.
The slumping Moss will once again start the game on the bench for the second straight game. He'll likely make a pinch hit appearance, but Moss has hit below the Mendoza line in the second half and has just two home runs in 28 games since the All-Star break. Nate Freiman will get the start at first base.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 5 Days
Moss is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels.
After a huge first half, where he hit 21 home runs and batted .268 in 89 games, Moss has been ice cold, hitting just .190 with two home runs in 27 games after the All-Star break. Nate Freiman will get the start at first base Friday in his stead.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 12 Days
Moss is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.
With lefty Alex Wood on the hill for Atlanta, Moss will head back to the bench for the second time in three games as Nate Freiman steps in at first base. Although Moss is batting .282/.356/.462 against lefties this season, he's batting just .213/.314/.303 since the All-Star break and manager Bob Melvin will likely continue to shield him from southpaws until he's fully back on track.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 14 Days
Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moss has quelled the discussion of his recent slump with Tuesday's four-hit performance, but he'll find himself on the bench Wednesday with lefty Jason Vargas starting for the Royals. Nate Freiman will cover first base for the Athletics as a result, but expect Moss to slot back into the lineup Thursday with righty James Shields on the mound.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 21 Days
Moss continued his struggles on Wednesday, going 0-for-3 and now holds a 17 at-bat hitless streak.
After a great first half with 21 homers and 65 RBI that earned Moss his first All-Star berth, he has hit a very rough patch since the Break. Moss is 10-for-64, a mere .156 average, with two homers and six RBI since July 18. This slide should not affect Moss' playing time for now with the A's needing his bat in the middle of their order, but could lead to him sitting against almost all left-handers.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 22 Days
Moss is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays.
After emerging from an outing July 26 with a .266/.345/.520 slash line, Moss has tallied two hits (both singles), one RBI, one run, and three walks versus 10 strikeouts in 28 at-bats. While he attempts to work out of his slump, newcomer Jonny Gomes is covering left field and batting cleanup.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 1 Month
Brandon Moss hit his third grand slam of the year Thursday off the Astros' Anthony Bass.
Moss never had a slam in 41 at-bats with the bases loaded prior to this season. This year, he's 5-for-8 with 17 RBI in those situations. He has 23 homers and 71 RBI overall, putting him in the top 10 in the AL in both categories.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months
Brandon Moss hit his 21st home run in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.
The homer, a solo shot, was Moss' second home run in his last two games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 30-year-old is hitting .268/.349/.530 with 66 RBI -- sixth-most in the American League -- and 45 runs. Moss is well on his way to another career year in 2014.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 2 Months
Brandon Moss (ankle) is back in Monday's lineup against the Giants.
Moss left Friday's game with a sprained left ankle, but an MRI ruled out any structural damage. He'll be eased back into action Monday as the DH.