Indians Send Moss to Cardinals

July 30, 2015

The Cardinals gained a utility player today when they agreed to a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Brandon Moss goes to the Cardinals in exchange for pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky. Moss can give the Cardinals some versatility and an extra power bat as they battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates for the lead in the NL Central division. The Cardinals still hold a 4.5 game lead but the Pirates have been moving closer recently.

Moss, who has been in the major leagues since 2007, was traded to the Indians last December after spending three years with the Oakland Athletics. In 94 games this year with Cleveland, he has a .217 batting average with 73 hits, 17 doubles, and 15 home runs. He played 10 games at first base and 79 games in right field.

Kaminsky is a young (age 20) pitching prospect who was drafted by the Cardinals in 2013. He has been in the Cardinals' minor league system since 2013 and he has a 2.15 ERA with 14 wins and 10 losses in 43 games.

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Sources for Information
Baseball Reference