The Oakland A's have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for infielder Joey Wendle, per multiple reports on Twitter.
There had been rumors about a possible Moss-to-Cleveland deal for a while. Moss, 31, is arbitration-eligible, and not eligible for free agency until after 2016. He has put up a .254/.340/.504 line since 2012 for the A's.
The Indians are now in a position where they could move an outfielder/DH type, and one possibility would be dealing former Ranger David Murphy. The Indians signed Murphy to a 2 year, $12M deal after the 2013 season, and while he bounced back somewhat from his awful 2013 campaign with the bat, his defensive numbers were pretty awful.
Nevertheless, if the Indians were looking to dump Murphy, it seems like Texas might be a possible fit. They could roll with a Murphy/Choice platoon in left field, and a Moreland/Rua platoon at DH, although that still doesn't address who would back up Leonys Martin in center.
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