Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
2 days ago

Manager Ned Yost hasn't lost faith in Moss (.184/.260/.388), and he's intent on getting the slugger going offensively, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss has been riding the pine quite a bit lately, but that's not necessarily due to his uninspiring play. The Royals have faced a slew of left-handers recently, and Yost insists he wants to get the veteran more involved. Even so, at this point Moss doesn't make much sense to roster outside of AL-only formats.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
5 days ago

Moss is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second game in a row that Moss will sit out of, although it comes as no surprise that he's absent from the lineup Tuesday given that ace southpaw Chris Sale is taking the hill for Boston. However, his massive struggles may have him riding the pine more frequently if he's unable to prove his worth in a starting role soon. Cheslor Cuthbert will act as the designated hitter in his stead.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
6 days ago

Moss is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss will hit the bench for the second time in three games after going just 5-for-31 (.161 average) at the plate so far in June. The 33-year-old didn't fare much better in the previous two months of the season, so it might not be long before he's phased out of the lineup on a regular basis.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
1 week ago

Moss is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss is just 2-for-15 over his last six games and is slashing .182/.247/.392 on the season, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Cheslor Cuthbert gets the nod as designated hitter.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals are playing a series in a National League park, so Moss will head to the bench without the designated hitter position open for him. He could also be absent from the lineup until Thursday when the Royals play the Angels unless manager Ned Yost inserts him into the lineup in a corner outfield position or at first base Wednesday.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

With no designated hitter available for the series in San Diego, Moss will find himself on the bench for a third straight game, but should rank as manager Ned Yost's top left-handed pinch-hitting option. The Royals are set to play two games in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we may not see Moss return to the lineup until Kansas City resumes American League play Thursday.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a tough lefty in Dallas Keuchel twirling for the Astros, it's no surprise that Moss will retreat to the bench. Mike Moustakas will get another day out of the field and assume Moss' typical DH spot.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, 610 Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Moss often starts against right-handers like the Astros' David Paulino, he'll take a seat Tuesday, as manager Ned Yost wanted to give third baseman Mike Moustakas a day out of the field. With Moustakas manning Moss' usual spot as the designated hitter, Cheslor Cuthbert will handle the hot corner.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
4 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Ned Yost has made a habit of holding Moss out against left-handed pitching this season, so it's not surprising the 33-year-old will be on the bench for the second time in the series with southpaw Matthew Boyd starting for the Tigers. The Royals will give Salvador Perez a day off behind the plate and use him at Moss' usual DH spot.

Brandon Moss
1B/LF/RF/DH KC
4 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup Monday against the Tigers, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss will hit the pine with the Royals matching up against a left-handed starter in Daniel Norris, allowing Jorge Soler to enter the lineup at DH. Moss should continue to handle the strong side of a platoon, but even in that capacity, he hasn't provided the sort of impact the Royals were expecting after signing him to a two-year deal in January. He's batting .157/.237/.382 over 114 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season.