Brandon Douglas Moss was born on September 16, 1983 in Loganville, Georgia.
He is 6’0”, weighs 205 pounds, bats left and throws right.
High SchoolBrandon attended Loganville High School in Loganville, Georgia. He played in the infield.
Minor LeaguesBrandon Moss was drafted out of high school, in the 8th round of the 2002 draft by the Boston Red Sox. An infielder in high school, he was turned into an outfielder in the minor leagues.
Barndon moved through the Red Sox system, beginning with the Gulf Coast Red Sox, then the Lowell Spinners, Augusta GreenJackets, and Sarasota Sox. He spent two years with the AA Portland Sea Dogs in 2005 and 2006 and spent 2007 and the beginning of 2008 with the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.
Major LeaguesBrandon was brought up briefly in 2007, to replace Eric Hinske when he was placed on bereavement leave. He was optioned back to AAA Pawtucket on August 10, 2007 when Eric returned.
He was brought back up on September 1, 2007, when Major League rosters expanded to 40 players.
On March 25, 2008, the Red Sox opened the season in Japan. Brandon was a last-minute starter in right field after J.D. Drew was scratched from the line-up with lower back tightness.
After playing the first two games of the season, however, Brandon was sent back down to Pawtucket.
He was brought back up on April 29 and was batting .286 on May 3 when he was diagnosed with appendicitis and brought to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.
He continues to be on the Red Sox roster as a relief player.
PersonalBrandon and his wife, Allison Moss, have two dogs, Toby and Lexi.