ARLINGTON — As outfielder Brandon Moss has been playing through a right hip injury for a lot of the year and is prepared to endure surgery on it as soon as Oaklands time of year concludes.
Moss has been dealing with damages since mid-May, but only recently features it really become a concern, which is the reason he opted to go for an MRI exam on Monday which revealed torn cartilage. He or she was unavailable Wednesday immediately after receiving a cortisone shot however returned to the lineup for Thursdays four-game-series opener in Texas, playing in left field.
As considerably as the pain, there really isnt any right now, said Moss. Today this feels really good.
But a cortisone shot can only mask a physical injury for so long, and Moss recognizes offseason surgery isnt even upwards for debate at this point. It truly is simply a matter of deciding the type is best, be it microfracture surgery, which might sideline him through the tastes Spring Training, or a more minor clean-up procedure.
Best-case scenario would be to go in there and just clean out whats in there, he was quoted saying. Obviously there are things floating around within.
Something has to be done. Cant simply leave it alone. Leaving the item alone isnt going to do it a bit of good.
Moss has gradually lost mobility and strength, but he doesnt want to use that as an excuse for his second-half struggles while at bat. He entered the day hitting .179 with four home operates and 15 RBIs in Fifty-four games since the All-Star break, after batting .268 with 21 homers and 66 RBIs in the 89 video games before it.
When you have anything going on, your body finds ways to compensate for it, so hardware things change and such, but because far as how I believed at the plate, I didnt feel different, he said. There may have been some differences, but I didnt believe that way. I felt just like I was swinging at negative pitches. Thats all there is to it.
Moss later added what exactly manager Bob Melvin echoed: I have a hard time pinning all of my struggles on that. It more and more got worse through the time of year, but I was playing with the item early in the season, too. This hurt, it bothered us, but until recently, I didnt consider it was nearly as bad since it was.