July 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Scott Moore (46) swings at a pitch during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

A’s Sign Scott Moore to Minor League Contract


According to Brian McTaggart, the Oakland A’s have signed utility player Scott Moore to a minor league contract.

Moore has spent parts of four seasons with the Cubs, Orioles, and Astros. He was outrighted by Houston earlier this month, after playing in 72 games for the Astros and hitting .259 with nine home runs.

Over his career, Moore is a .252 hitter with 16 home runs in 152 games played. He has the ability to play multiple infield and outfield positions.

“I had quite a few offers and Oakland called me and talked to me and basically there, guys in my situation have been known to get pretty good opportunities to play,” Moore told McTaggart. “Also, I’m going into my 12th season and I’ve never really anywhere remotely close to home (southern California) and that was pretty exciting, too.”

Could this be another under-the-radar move by Billy Beane?

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