Moss' right hip surgery a success

A's say 31-year-old is expected to be at full strength for 2015 season

Moss' right hip surgery a success

The A's Brandon Moss underwent successful right hip surgery this week, according to the team, and is expected to be at full strength by the start of the 2015 season.

The procedure, performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville on Tuesday, involved repairing a torn labrum and additional clean-up work to alleviate the impingement in Moss' hip.

The infielder/outfielder, who played through the injury for much of the season, will be on crutches for the next month leading up to a follow-up exam with Byrd. It's at that time the A's expect to gain a better sense of a timeline for his return, but they anticipate him to begin running activity again in three months.

That leaves Moss plenty time to ease into Spring Training and get ready for the season. This is encouraging news for the slugger, who was able to avoid a more extensive microfracture surgery, which would've sidelined him at least a month longer.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.