Phillies Outright Brandon Moss, Pete Orr

The Phillies outrighted Brandon Moss and Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley yesterday, according to’s transactions page. They now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.

Moss appeared in five games for the Phillies in 2011. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a strong .275/.368/.509 line with 23 homers. The 28-year-old was part of the 2008 trade that sent Manny Ramirez to Los Angeles and brought Jason Bay to Boston.

Orr, 32, appeared in 46 games for Philadelphia this year. He posted a .219/.279/.250 line in 104 plate appearances and appeared at second and third. The six-year veteran has suited up for three of the five NL East teams: the Phillies, Nationals and Braves.

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7 Comments on "Phillies Outright Brandon Moss, Pete Orr"

Christopher David
3 years 10 months ago

I could see Moss finding his way back to the 40-man, and even earning a spot on the 25-man, in spring training. The guy seemed to be hitting rather well at the end of the AAA season, so hopefully it carries over.

3 years 10 months ago

He could be on the 25 man for the Astros, maybe even the Mariners. Other than that, he can take his pick at 28 triple-A teams and with an added bonus he can start (I won’t get greedy with having him hit cleanup). I will agree with you though, that the power numbers were nice in triple-A and he wasn’t playing in the PCL so that should count for something.

3 years 10 months ago

This is crazy.  What the the Phillies doing here, throwing the towel in on 2012 already?

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 10 months ago

Gearing up to win the championship in AAA in 2012!

3 years 10 months ago

Moss has always been a AAAA kind of player. 

3 years 10 months ago

agreed… with a career MLB OPS+ of exactly 80 now, I doubt Moss will get another chance in the majors, unless there’s a string of injuries above him in the depth chart. 

Ira Kates
3 years 10 months ago

Hope Pete will catch on somewhere else if he doesn’t stay with the Phillies. Great guy!