Brandon Moss to undergo hip surgery

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A’s first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss will undergo hip surgery on October 21, the team announced.

Moss had a big first half, but then was terrible after the All-Star break by hitting .173 in 58 games. He revealed in late September that he’d been playing through torn cartilage in his hip, which made his two-homer performance in the Wild Card Game all the more surprising.

Moss has topped 20 homers in three straight seasons, proving to be a great scrap-heap pickup for the A’s, but now that he’s set to earn more than $5 million via the arbitration process it’s possible they could look to cheaper options.