The Cleveland Indians are on the verge of completing a deal involving Oakland Athletics first baseman-outfielder Brandon Moss, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney, reporting from the 2014 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Sources: Oakland's talks with the Indians regarding Brandon Moss have been revived, and the two sides are on the verge of a deal.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 8, 2014
MLB.com Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian confirms an imminent deal.
Can confirm that Indians, A's nearing a deal to send OF/1B Brandon Moss to Cleveland. More details soon.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) December 8, 2014
To date, Indians and A's have been talking about a 1-for-1 deal for Moss. Likelihood remains that the prospect isn't on CLE's 40-man roster.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) December 8, 2014
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes suggests a completed deal by later today:
Indians-Oakland deal for Moss back on track. Could happen later today. First reported by @Buster_ESPN— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) December 8, 2014
To recap where the Brandon Moss rumor has been all week, the Moss deal status has gone from:
- "going to trade" (to somebody) to
- the Indians be one of a group of teams interested in Moss to
- the Indians "guardedly optimistic" they will complete a trade to
- specific players from the Indians being named as targets to
- ending negotiations Friday, only to revive them today.
And just as I finish writing that, there's this:
Sources: Brandon Moss deal to the Indians is done.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 8, 2014
Stay tuned for confirmation and details.