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...
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1 day 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
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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’s Jordan Bastian reports that most of the players are already in Goodyear and practicing. Indians pitchers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now Episode 1

Burning River Baseball has joined up with the More Than A Fan Network and many other Cleveland Indians based websites to create the Tribe Time Now Podcast. For the first ever episode, I joined host Ryan Thompson of MTAF (@RthompAK13) to discuss the current state of the Tribe entering into Spring Training including the line-up, positional battles and what to expect from newcomers...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason GIambi is retiring after a 20-year MLB career

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The 44-year-old Jason Giambi announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Monday with a statement to the New York Daily News. Giambi played over seven seasons with the Oakland Athletics, seven with the New York Yankees, over three with the Colorado Rockies and his final two with the Cleveland Indians. Giambi ends his baseball career with...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Murphy hang on to job in right once Swisher and Moss return from injuries?

By the end of the season, right field could be the deepest position on the Indians. As spring training gets ready to begin though there are plenty of questions. The lone absolute at the moment is that if the season started today, David Murphy would be the starter. Whether Murphy is here the entire season is a big if especially after the Indians acquired Brandon Moss during the offseason...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Cleveland Indians

Beyond Corey Kluber, the Tribe's roster doesn't seem to have big names, but it's full of rosterable fantasy players. There are a few interesting sleeper types, too. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 1B/OF Brandon Moss, SP Gavin Floyd Key losses...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Deeper Look Into the Indians Corner Infield & DH

With most of the Indians starting positions firmly established, this group of hitters is one of the most interesting going into the 2015 season. Every significant member of the team who played either third base, first base or DH in 2014 is returning for the 2015 (Jason Giambi and Chris Gimenez are the only insignificant players to leave) and added into that mix is the free agent...
Via Burning River Baseball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential 25 Man Roster for 2015

With pitchers and catchers reporting in just a couple weeks, things are about to get pretty crazy. There are your regular starters, others competing for a more important role or simply a job, Spring Training invites and cotton fields full of minor leaguers. In an effort to keep all that straight in one place, we will keep a running total of players still involved in the 25 man roster...
Via Burning River Baseball
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Moss looks forward to being part of Indians' lineup

CLEVELAND -- Brandon Moss got to meet most of his new teammates for the first time on Friday as most of the Indians are in town for Tribe Fest this weekend. Moss was acquired from the Athletics on Dec. 8 and wasn't surprised about the trade since it was widely rumored and discussed for five days. Moss got the call that he was traded to Cleveland while undergoing rehab from hip surgery...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Should Still Be In Good Spot Despite Quiet Winter

This has been a quiet off season for the Cleveland Indians. Even quieter than many others in the past. In the Tribe’s two biggest moves, the team added a pair of talented players both coming off seasons marred by injury. If starting pitcher Gavin Floyd and power hitting first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss can each remain healthy, the Indians have upgraded themselves tremendously...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steamer Projections for the 2015 Indians

A few days ago we took a look at Bill James’ projections for the 2015 Indians and today we will examine the Steamer projections for another look at the Indians’ predicted success. Below are the projections for the Indians’ hitters in 2015, these are condensed a bit for brevity’s sake, you can check out the full projections here. Name AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SB AVG OBP SLG...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #122: Brandon Moss | 1B/OF | CLE

Most people will probably remember Brandon Moss’ 2014 season in two ways: Terrible second-half slump Two-homer wild card game, seemingly out of nowhere On the surface that’s a fair assessment of how his season went, but it’s also incomplete. A quick look at Moss’ end-of-season stats — .234, 25 HR, 81 RBI — shows a considerable amount of pop, but imagine how awesome...
Via Baseball Professor
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians get 3 more deals, avoid arbitration cases for 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Brandon Moss, right-hander Bryan Shaw and right-hander Josh Tomlin, avoiding arbitration. Cleveland reached agreements with all six of its players in arbitration. The Indians agreed to deals with right-hander Carlos Carrasco ($2,337,500), left-hander Marc Rzepczynski ($2.4 million) and third baseman Lonnie...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians avoid arbitration with three remaining eligible players

CLEVELAND -- After going to arbitration for the first time in 23 years last season, the Indians won't have to face that prospect this offseason. The franchise on Friday agreed to terms with Brandon Moss, Bryan Shaw and Josh Tomlin after reaching agreements with Carlos Carrasco, Lonnie Chisenhall and Marc Rzepczynski Thursday night. Moss, who was acquired from Oakland on Dec. 8, will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Moss one of six Indians to file for arbitration

Brandon Moss leads the list of six Indians who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. Moss, who was acquired from the Athletics on Dec. 8, figures to make the most. He made the American League All-Star team for the first time after batting .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI. Over the past three seasons he is eighth in the AL in home runs to at-bat ratio (1 per 15.93). In their estimate...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Shapiro: “We’re somewhat limited financially”

Cleveland Indians fans looking for a right-handed bat or an upgrade at third base may be waiting for at least another year as the front office appears to be done making any substantial moves. In an interview with 1100AM/WTAM’s Mike Trivisonno, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro stated that he’s a fan of the team as it stands, and even if there was anything of impact out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015: A Year for Tribe Patience

As the calendar flips to 2015, it’s officially the time of the clean slate and the blank page, and the every-exciting New Year’s resolution. This season, let’s adopt a short and easy resolution when it comes to the Cleveland Indians: Patience. One word. One concept. As the new season grows closer, it’s essentially a new year with the same Tribe. Brandon Moss has been the...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Christmas Wish List

Christmas came a little early for Tribe fans as they pulled off what most are viewing as an excellent trade for Brandon Moss on the first day of the Winter Meetings. As Joe broke down here, Moss provides the type of power the Indians have so dearly been missing these past few years. The signing of Gavin Floyd also gives the starting rotation a quality veteran arm, adding to the rotation’s...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the A’s go from here?

Billy Beane and Brett Farmiloe – Photo Credit – Brett Farmiloe Sluggers Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson combined for a total of 151 home runs over the past two seasons for the Oakland Athletics. They were a big reason why they have been American League contenders over the past three seasons. None of those three will be on the team’s roster on Opening Day 2015...
Via Hot Stove MLB
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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