The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish first reported.
The Indians received Cardinals' left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky in return, Cotillo first noted. Kaminsky was the Cardinals' first round pick in 2013.
Moss is an interesting acquisition for a Cardinals team that just lost outfielder Matt Holliday for awhile due to a quad injury. Moss can also fill in at first base, where Mark Reynolds has been playing in place of Matt Adams, who was lost for the year.
The 31-year-old Moss is hitting .217/.288/.407 this season, with 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 375 plate appearances. He has much better splits against left-handers, where he will likely find most of his appearances in St. Louis.
The Indians get a nice return for Moss, who is a free agent after next season. Kaminsky is a former first round pick and is already in High Single-A at age 20. He's shown excellent control and has a chance to be an impact big league pitcher.