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Adam Moore is hot - and No. 4 on depth chart

Adam MooreCatcher Adam Moore is on a tear at the plate, batting .667 with a double and home run, although he’s taken his share of hits, too.

 Moore has been hit by a pitch, hit twice by bats being swung by hitters and scared himself once sliding late into a base and jamming the right knee that needed surgery last season.

So, what’s been hit more often, more solidly this spring – the balls Moore has hit or his own body?

“It’s 50-50,” he said. “I got hit in each hand by a back swing and hit by a pitch, then the slide scared me just because anything with that knee scares me.”

On the catching depth chart, Moore came to camp fourth behind Miguel Olivo, John Jaso and Jesus Montero. Can he make up ground and make the team?

 Probably not, but the 27-year-old Moore is doing the only thing he can do – making an impression.

“Adam’s really swinging the bat well and has been all spring,” manager Eric  Wedge said. “It’s good to see him healthy again.”

Ah, that.

A year ago, Moore broke camp with Seattle, but in his second game tore meniscus in his right knee and missed the rest of the 2011 season.

 “I’m seeing the ball well and getting my hands extended,” Moore said. “It’s just good to be playing again.”

And the hits he’s taking?

"Hang with 'em," Moore said.