AP source: Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals

Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss grimaces after striking out as Cincinnati Reds' Devin Mesoraco heads back to the dugout during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss grimaces after striking out as Cincinnati Reds' Devin Mesoraco heads back to the dugout during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

CLEVELAND (AP) – A person familiar with the trade says the Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

The person spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The Cardinals are in desperate need of a power hitter and outfielder. They haven’t scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps Wednesday. It’s the same injury that caused the seven-time All-Star to miss 31 games.

Moss signed as a free agent during the offseason. While he did produce – 15 homers, 50 RBIs in 94 games – the Indians have fallen back in the AL wild-card race and figure they would try to get something for the 31-year-old.

Moss played four seasons in the NL with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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