According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle Brandon Moss has admitted to having a previously unreported right hip injury that will require offseason microfracture surgery.
Moss told Slusser that he’s known about the injury and been suffering from it for the majority of the season. Moss is regular in the A’s lineup. Usually starting at first base but also as an outfielder or as the desginated hitter.
The 32-year-old All-Star first baseman had insanely good numbers during the first half of the season. His slash line read.268/.349/.530. He led (ahead of All-Star starting third baseman Josh Donaldson and two-time Home Run Derby Champion Yoenis Cespedes) the Athletics with 21 home runs and 66 RBI going into the All-Star Break.
The second half of the season hasn’t gone as well for Moss. He has hit just four home runs in that time (yes, he still has more home runs on the year than Cespedes) and driven in just 15 runs. His slash line for the second half reads .179/.312/.280.
So it’s safe to say it’s been a disapointing and likely, somewhat miserable second half for Moss. Moss however will not blame his dip in numbers on his injury, according to Slusser…..
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