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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Brandon Moss will need offseason surgery

By on 9/25/2014 10:45:00 AM

The Oakland A's fell to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday by the score of 5-4. The loss dropped the A's to 86-72 on the season, second in the American League West. Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the losing effort. The A's were without first baseman Brandon Moss due to a right hip injury, which will require surgery in the offseason.

As reported by Susan Slusser at SFGate, Moss told the San Francisco Chronicle that his hip problem will require microfracture surgery in the off season. Moss had an MRI and a cortisone shot before the game. The MRI revealed significant torn cartilage and bone-on-bone issues.

The problem has limited Moss in that he has diminished strength and range of motion. Moss may be able to return to the lineup tonight or Friday against the Texas Rangers.

Moss, in his eighth Major League season, is batting .237 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI this season. The veteran has played for the Red Sox, Pirates, Phillies and A's and is a career .249 hitter with 91 home runs and 298 RBI.

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