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Moss signs with Phillies

Posted on: November 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Brandon Moss
It's a long way to fall going from a key piece of a three-way trade involving Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay to being released by the worst team in baseball. But Brandon Moss will get a fresh start with the Phillies.

Moss, a now-27-year-old outfielder, was considered a top prospect when he came to Pittsburgh from Boston in a 2008 midseason blockbuster. But he lost his starting job in 2009 and played just 17 games at the major-league level in 2010, the team making it clear he was not part of their rebuilding plans. He batted .154 last season and has a .238 average in 244 career major-league games.

He was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster recently, making him a free agent. The Phillies announced Friday they had signed him as a minor-league free agent with an invitation to spring training.

-- David Andriesen

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