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A’s place Brandon Moss on paternity leave

Apr 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Brandon Moss will be away from the A’s for 2-3 days on paternity leave, so the team called up Shane Peterson from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.

Moss has been playing almost every day after platooning last season and is off to a nice start, hitting .283 with two homers and an .844 OPS in 13 games. Peterson is a 25-year-old career minor leaguer who was off to a huge start in his third crack at Triple-A, hitting .410 in 11 games.

Moss can remain on paternity leave for a maximum of 72 hours.

  1. randygnyc - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Hardly even noticed he was showing. Shocking.

  2. APBA Guy - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Alright, I admit it, I have no kids. Never wanted any. I bequeathed my 2 to my brother, who responded appropriately with the three nephews.

    So it should come as no surprise to anyone when the first thing that popped into my mind was “I’ll bet he’s bummed he’s missing 2 games against the Astros pitching.”

    I know from close observation of my fellow man that Brandon is no doubt thrilled to be a father. I’m sure, because he seems normal and sane, that he’s totally focused on that.

    So best wishes to you, Brandon.

  3. fathersworkandfamily - Apr 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Reblogged this on Fathers, Work and Family and commented:
    The First Paternity Leave of the 2013 Major League Baseball Season- The Oakland A’s Brandon Moss
    It is only 72 hours, but it’s a step in the right direction. Baseball’s policy, unique among major sports, represents a formal endorsement of the concept of paternity leave.
    Prior to this policy, players were often excused for a day or two by their teams- but it was totally at management’s discretion, and the team would have to play with the disadvantage of one fewer player on the roster until the new dad returned.
    Now, teams can call up a player from their minor league system to replace the new dad on the roster for the 2-3 games he misses and the team cannot deny up to a 72-hour leave.
    … and, of course, congratulations to Brandon Moss and his wife!

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