Brandon Moss Clears Waivers

Brandon Moss cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple A Indianapolis, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pirates designated the 26-year-old for assignment a week ago, and had to put Moss through waivers since he's out of options, but no team claimed him.

Moss, a corner outfielder who was acquired in the Jason Bay trade, hit .236/.304/.364 last year in 424 plate appearances for the Pirates. He has been a better than average defensive outfielder in the majors, according to UZR.

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3 Comments on "Brandon Moss Clears Waivers"

5 years 4 months ago

So… nobody wants the overhyped, sure-shot, can’t miss prospect highly touted by the BoSox front office and ESPN? go figure.

5 years 4 months ago

When was Moss ever hyped, much less overhyped? He was a fourth OF when the Pirates acquired him, he’s a fringey OF now. Most people saw his ceiling as being a Xavier Nady type.

5 years 4 months ago

I don’t recall anyone ever hyping moss, especially not in the Boston media. I got the impression he was a well liked played but just never figured into their plans as he most likely was going to be a bench guy.