From John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group …
The A’s are talking with the Indians in a deal Cleveland hopes will land them first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss.
A source close to the A’s said no deal was imminent, but it’s possible something could happen by the end of the week.
Yet another sign that the A’s are trying to get younger and cheaper this winter. Moss struggled in the second half of the 2014 season due to a hip injury that required October surgery, but the 31-year-old owns an impressive .844 OPS (135 OPS+) in 376 games since the beginning of 2012. He’s hit 21-plus homers in three straight years — not an easy task in Oakland.
Moss, 31, is arbitration-eligible for the second time. He made a $4.1 million salary in 2014.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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