Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/13/12

Brandon Moss is the new flavor of the month for the Oakland A's, who have been seeking a first baseman who could stick around.

Moss put on quite a show Tuesday at Coors Field, hitting two homers, one that reached the third deck, the 32nd ball to go that far in the history of the ballpark, which opened in 1995.

"We knew he had that kind of power," manager Bob Melvin said. "It was whether or not he could put it together at the major league level."

Moss has four hits, including three homers, and a .235 average since being called up from Class AAA Sacramento a week ago. As he said, "I don't get a lot of singles. I try to drive the ball."

At first base for Oakland this year, Moss follows Brandon Allen, who was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay; Kila Ka'aihue, who was designated for assignment; and Daric Barton, who was optioned to Sacramento. Moss previously played for the Red Sox, Pirates and Phillies, and he signed a minor league deal with the A's last winter.

His third-inning homer, estimated at 460 feet, came in a six-run rally that highlighted Oakland's 8-5 win over Colorado. His second homer also went a long way before landing in the second deck.

"I wouldn't have cared if it scraped off someone's glove and went over the fence," Moss said, "as long as it went over the fence."

As long as he keeps hitting the ball a long way, he should have a job at first base.

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