A's Trade Moss to Indians for Minor League Player

Dec 8, 2014 3:12 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have acquired first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, an All-Star this season who had hip surgery in October, from Oakland for minor league infielder Joey Wendle.

The 31-year-old Moss batted .234 with a 25 homers and 81 RBIs in a career-high 147 games for the A's. The left-handed hitter drew 67 walks and scored 70 runs. Moss hit .268 with 21 homers in the first half of the season to earn his first All-Star selection, but a nagging hip problem cut into his production.

Still, Moss, who has also played for Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, finished among the AL leaders in homers, RBIs, extra-base hits and slugging percentage. He played 67 games at first base, 56 in left field and 34 in right for the wild-card winning A's.

Moss' arrival could take away at-bats from Nick Swisher and David Murphy.

Wendle batted .253 at Double-A Akron last season.


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