BRANDON MOSS NEWS

Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There was also some disappointment for many fans as Francisco Lindor was also...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Window Is Wide Open… Don’t Fall Out: 2015 Indians Preview

Rebuilding a baseball team takes exactly six years – or at least that’s how the Cleveland Indians’ meticulous approach has generally unfolded since the Hank Peters era. The Joe Carter trade in 1989 eventually begat the 1995 AL Champs. The blowing up of that dynasty after the 2001 season built the foundation for the 2007 ALCS squad. And now, six years after Cliff Lee and Victor...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians Feeling Optimistic About 2015; Opening Day Tickets Start at $66

In his second season as the manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona has the arrow pointing up when discussing the Indians’ rank in the American League Central division. After winning 92 games in 2014 and reaching the American League Wild Card game, the Indians finished with 85 wins in 2014, five games back of the Detroit Tigers. But the Indians have been consistent for...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Moss powers Indians to 9-5 win over Giants

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Moss showed off the power that persuaded Cleveland to trade for him, hitting a three-run homer off Ryan Vogelsong that helped the Indians beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night. Just picked by Sports Illustrated to win the 2015 World Series, the Indians went out and beat the defending champions in a Cactus League tuneup. Moss, coming off...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Preview: AL Central Edition

2015 MLB team previews for the AL Central using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   It seems like there is nowhere to go but up for the Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Here He Comes to Save the Day; Mighty Moss is on His Way

For the Indians fans that have been searching for another powerful stick in the middle of the order over the past couple of seasons, your hero may have finally arrived. The Tribe traded for the powerful first baseman/outfielder, Brandon Moss, from Oakland this offseason—a move that has surprisingly flown somewhat under the radar. Perhaps the reason for the downplay is that Moss...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

First Cuts: Potential 25 Man Roster Update 3/18

The most recent update on the Indians 25 man roster includes two big losses due to injuries and ten lesser deletions due to the first round of cuts. From the original massive group, things are slightly more simple now with just 52 players left in camp. New additions and promotions are marked in green while players dropped from a starting spot or removed entirely will be listed in...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss homers, triples against former team but Indians lose

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Moss had a home run and a triple against his former team, but the Cleveland Indians lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Wednesday. Moss, acquired by the Indians in an offseason trade, tripled off A's starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning but was stranded at third. He connected with one out in the fourth off Fernando Abad to cut Oakland's lead to 3...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss hits solo homer in Tribe's 4-3 loss to Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Brad Miller hit two home runs and Mike Zunino also connected as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday. Miller and Chris Taylor, both competing to be the starting shortstop, were in the lineup together in the absence of star second baseman Robinson Cano. He is away from the team after the death of his grandfather and expected to return Friday...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Zach Walters Play Third Base?

When the Indians traded for Zach Walters last year, it was a bit of a something for nothing trade. Asdrubal Cabrera was hurting the team through his defense more than he was helping offensively and Walters was the Nationals top power hitting prospect, so position didn’t really enter into it. During his short time during the 2014 campaign, he was needed in the out field and DH and...
Via Burning River Baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Brandon Moss Almost Retired In 2012 To Become Firefighter

This embed is invalid" /> Brandon Moss wasn’t thrilled about earning a major league call-up in 2012. Moss, who ended up having a breakout campaign with the Oakland Athletics that season, was prepared to pursue a baseball opportunity in Japan and then consider life as a firefighter. Receiving a call-up from the A’s only figured to complicate matters...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

3/7 Spring Injury Update

The Indians are about a week into Spring games and there are a few notable players that have been conspicuously absent from action. To this point, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Brandon Moss and Gavin Floyd have been yet to play in real game action, despite accounting for $29.5M in 2015 salaries, due to injuries sustained in 2014 that they are still recovering from. Gavin Floyd A...
Via Burning River Baseball
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Holt Could Eventually Be Cleveland’s Utility Outfielder

Tyler Holt does not have the speed of a healthy Michael Bourn. He does not have the power of a Brandon Moss. He doesn’t, nor do many baseball players, have the overall game of a Michael Brantley. In short, the 25-year-old outfielder is never going to supplant any of the above as an every day player in what is projected to be Tribe’s outfield on most days. However, he may be just...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Look Cleveland Indians Have Their Eyes on October

The AL Central is shaping up to be one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball, and this offseason has only cemented that notion. While Jeff Samardzija went from the north to the south side of the Windy City to join the Chicago White Sox, Melky Cabrera joined him in the less-famous pinstriped uniforms. The Royals are coming off a storybook season and playoff run; and though...
Via Hot Stove MLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Opening Day Recap

It was a fairly big day in the Cleveland Indians season today as single game tickets for the regular season went on sale (and sold out in ten minutes) and the team played it’s first game since last September. While the team lost 10-0, that will likely be the least important score of any Indians game for the rest of the year. Instead, focus should be placed on the individual actions...
Via Burning River Baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Play Ball: Indians spring season begins with McAllister audition

Finally, the long winter season without baseball games has ended as the Cleveland Indians opened the Cactus League season with a game against their spring baseball partner Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon. Given that the Indians brought back nearly everyone and did not make any big moves in the offseason (with apologies to Brandon Moss), one of the few and biggest spring training...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential 25 Man Roster 3/3 Update

Keeping things updated as training progresses, the latest group looks a lot like the original published last month. While the expected starters haven’t generally changed, there have been quite a few more contenders added including a large group of minor leaguers already within the system who have garnered invites and a few more free agent signings. New additions and changes are...
Via Burning River Baseball
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Moss making strides as he recovers from hip surgery

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) As he works on his potent swing, Brandon Moss is also testing his patience this spring. Acquired in a December trade from Oakland to bring more power to Cleveland's lineup, the All-Star from last season has been making solid progress as he recovers from hip surgery. Both he and the Indians' training staff have been encouraged that he's ahead of schedule. Moss...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss encouraged after taking on-field batting practice

GOODYEAR, Ariz. --€“ When the Indians training staff issued their first rehab updates for players last Thursday, the original prognosis for Brandon Moss was that he would not be doing any on-field hitting until early March. On Thursday, Moss took batting practice with the rest of the outfielders on one of the side fields for the third straight day.The past two days Moss has shown...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss encouraged after taking on-field batting practice

GOODYEAR, Ariz. --€“ When the Indians training staff issued their first rehab updates for players last Thursday, the original prognosis for Brandon Moss was that he would not be doing any on-field hitting until early March. On Thursday, Moss took batting practice with the rest of the outfielders on one of the side fields for the third straight day.The past two days Moss has shown...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy and Moss finally get to be on same team in majors

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When David Murphy landed in Phoenix on Sunday, his first stop wasn't to check in at the Indians Player Development Complex. It was to have dinner with Brandon Moss and his family. After coming up together through the Red Sox organization, Moss and Murphy are together in the majors for the first time as members of the Indians. Even though both are vying for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Moss pleased with progress in rehab from hip surgery

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Brandon Moss has heeded Terry Francona's message about not rushing his rehab in order to be ready by opening day. The last thing Moss wants though is to remain in Arizona while the rest of the Indians' roster departs for Houston for the opening series. "If you are part of a team, especially if you are the new guy, you want to be ready to play 162 games," Moss said...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Francona doesn't want Moss and Swisher rushing their rehab

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Everyone is accounted for at the Indians Player Development Complex as the remaining position players arrived on Sunday. Position players will have physicals and one-on-one meetings with the coaching staff on Monday and the first full-squad workout will take place on Tuesday. Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss aren't expected to see any Cactus League action until...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Swisher, Moss could return to games by mid-March

Brandon Moss and Nick Swisher could be ready to play in spring training games by mid-March as Indians trainer James Quinlan gave an update Thursday on players who have reported. Moss, who had surgery on his right hip to repair a torn labrum in late October, is completing overhand-toss hitting while building up his sprint work. He is expected to begin position-specific running in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Moss and Jason Kipnis: Early storylines coming out of Goodyear

On Wednesday, I explained some of the reasons Spring Training matters to me. In doing so, I neglected to discuss anything about the actual pitchers and catchers reporting for the Cleveland Indians. Well, the Tribe did have their official opening of Spring Training and MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that most of the players are already in Goodyear and practicing. Indians pitchers...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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