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Moss was added to the lineup as the DH for Saturday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Moss was not in the original lineup for the A's, but the Rangers scratched lefty Derek Holland (head) and are now starting righty Scott Baker, so A's manager switched from a righty-heavy lineup to a lefty-heavy one. Moss will bat cleanup and replace Jonny Gomes in left field.

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Moss is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Moss owns a respectable .809 OPS against left-handers this season, but he will be held out as the A's employ a right-heavy lineup against Rangers starter Derek Holland. Jonny Gomes will get the start in left field, and Nate Freiman will open at first base.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 7 Days

Updating a previous report, Moss said Thursday that undergoing microfracture surgery on his right hip after the season would represent a "worst-case scenario," according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Moss will still require a procedure to address the bone-on-bone issue with his hip, but there's a possibility it can be rectified through minor surgical clean-up. However, if microfracture surgery is necessary, Moss' availability for the start of spring training could be impacted. While his potentially uncertain health entering 2015 makes him somewhat of a risky keeper option, Moss believes he'll be able to play close to everyday for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, after receiving a cortisone shot as a short-term pain-prevention measure.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 7 Days

Moss will require microfracture surgery on his right hip this offseason, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Moss underwent an MRI prior to Wednesday's game, which revealed so much torn cartilage in his hip that he has bone-on-bone issues. He was treated with a cortisone shot, with the expectation being that he should be able to get through the rest of the season, but he added that the injection "won't fix it." While Moss did not want to blame his second-half slide on the injury, he did note that he doesn't have much range of motion or strength in the joint.

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Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

Moss will join a left-handed heavy bench Wednesday with the lefty Hector Santiago on the mound for the Angels. Nate Freiman gets the start at first base and will bat sixth for the Athletics.

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Moss is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Moss will ride the pine for a second straight day, with another lefty (Wade LeBlanc) toeing the rubber for the Angels. Another southpaw, Hector Santiago, is set to start Wednesday's finale for Anaheim, so Moss, who's batting .167/.265/.357 so far in September, may very well sit yet again.

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Moss is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.

Nate Freiman will get the start at first base against the Halos, as Moss gets a day off after starting four straight games. Moss has had a significant collapse in the second half, but he hit two home runs last week, which may give owners hope that he can be a useful piece over the final week of the season.

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Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Moss has provided home runs in back-to-back games to snap a massive power outage, and it looks like manager Bob Melvin doesn't want his run of success to end against lefty Derek Holland. Nate Freiman will enter the lineup in Moss' place.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 15 Days

Moss clubbed his 25th home run of the year Tuesday, while going 1-for-2 at the dish with a walk and an RBI and two runs scored.

Moss has now hit home runs in back-to-back games and is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak after struggling for most of September. He now has a .240/.335/.451 slash line in 475 at-bats this year.

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Moss homered Sunday for the first time since July 24 in the A's win over the Mariners.

Because so many things have gone wrong for the A's in the last month, it was easy to blame the Yoenis Cespedes trade on their struggles. Getting Moss back to where he was, or at least a close facsimile of that, would help assuage their power concerns.