Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss has cleared waivers and has been released Tuesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss was designated for assignment after the A's claimed reliever Jairo Labourt off waivers. This could be the end of the 34-year-old's major-league career, as he stated previously that he may retire if not offered another major-league contract. If he does retire, he'll be closing the books on an 11-year career in which he hit .237/.314/.452 with 160 home runs.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss was designated for assignment Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

There had been rumblings this season about the Athletics potentially attempting to trade Moss to another team following his January acquisition, but this suggests the trade market was cold on the utility man. He hit a horrendous .207 in 2017, and has never really came close to surpassing the .300 mark in his MLB career. Moss will now be subject to waivers, but it's unclear what the level of interest in the 34-year-old will be. If he clears waivers, he can opt to remain in Oakland, but with his position blocked by the likes of Matt Olson and Khris Davis, this doesn't seem like a likely option.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss, who the Athletics acquired from the Royals on Monday, could be traded elsewhere, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With first base earmarked for Matt Olson (hamstring) and Khris Davis in line to serve as the team's primary designated hitter, Oakland doesn't have much use for Moss, who lacks defensive utility and is owed $7.25 million in 2018. Given that Moss is coming off a season in which he slashed a woeful .207/.279/.428, it's unlikely that there will be much demand for his services from other teams.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss was traded to the A's on Monday along with Ryan Buchter in exchange for Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a down season in which he hit .207/.279/.428, Moss will return to Oakland, where he spent three seasons earlier in his career. While his average fell for the fourth straight year, Moss managed to retain his power and hit 22 home runs over 118 games, marking the fifth time over the last six seasons that he's hit at least 20. With Oakland, Moss figures to see regular time at the DH spot against right-handed pitching and could be an inexpensive source of power to prospective owners.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Moss had a tough time at the plate Saturday as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He'll head to the bench for Sunday's season finale while Melky Cabrera occupies the DH spot. The 34-year-old regressed this year and hit to the tune of a .208/.238/.431 line, down from the .225/.300/.484 line he turned in over the 2016 season.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Detroit, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss will take a seat on the bench after going 0-for-4 during Wednesday's contest. In his place, Lorenzo Cain takes a day off from the field and slides into the DH spot while batting second in the order.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss will head to the bench for a second straight game as Lorenzo Cain takes over DH duties in his place. Manager Ned Yost has been deploying position players as his designated hitter recently to give them a game off their feet, so Moss could lose out on a few starts in the final week if that trend continues.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss had a solid game Saturday as he went 2-for-4 and drove in a run. He'll get the day off while Mike Moustakas moves to the DH spot Sunday.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moss retreats to the bench for the second day in a row with left-hander JA Happ taking the mound for Toronto. In his place, Jorge Bonifacio will draw another start at the DH spot.

Brandon Moss
DH FA
2 years ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise given that a lefty (Brett Anderson) is toeing the rubber for the opposition. Moss has logged just 62 at-bats against lefties this season. Jorge Bonifacio will serve as the designated hitter in Moss' absence.