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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Royals transferred 3B Mike Moustakas from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Tyler Olson on the 40-man roster. Moustakas suffered a torn ACL in his right knee last month and will miss the remainder of the season. Jun 14 - 3:48 PM

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Mike Moustakas is getting a second opinion on his right knee from Dr. James Andrews.

Moustakas was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee last week following a collision with teammate Alex Gordon. The second opinion was planned and isn't expected to change anything. The Royals aren't counting on having him in their lineup again until 2017.
May 31 - 8:24 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed Mike Moustakas will miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL.

Moustakas is getting a second opinion but Yost isn't optimistic. "To lose two All-Stars on one play is kind of tough," said Yost. "But you just deal with it." Moustakas should be ready for the start of spring training next year. With Moustakas done for the season and Alex Gordon sidelined with a broken wrist, Kansas City's bid for a third consecutive AL pennant isn't off to a great start.
May 26 - 6:02 PM

Royals placed 3B Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list with an ACL tear in his right knee.

The move is retroactive to May 23. It's a tough break for Moustakas, who was activated from the disabled list Saturday after missing two weeks with a fractured thumb. Moustakas injured his knee in a collision with Alex Gordon in only his second game back and now faces another extended absence. This injury could be a season-ender. The 27-year-old has hit only .240 this year with seven homers in 27 games. The Royals called up Brett Eibner from Triple-A Omaha in the corresponding roster move.
May 26 - 4:16 PM

Mike Moustakas will have his bruised knee examined by team doctors on Thursday in Kansas City.

Moustakas has been held out of the Royals' starting lineup since banging his knee against Alex Gordon on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. Gordon took the brunt of that collision -- he's already been placed on the disabled list with a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist -- but Moustakas is now having serious problems too. Per beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan of, the third baseman was able to take swings Wednesday but had issues doing any sort of lateral movement. He could soon join Gordon on the DL. Cheslor Cuthbert is starting at the hot corner Wednesday afternoon in Minnesota.
May 25 - 11:50 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) remains absent from the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.

Moustakas has now missed three straight games with a knee contusion that he suffered Sunday in a collision with Alex Gordon. He's still considered day-to-day. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against Twins righty Tyler Duffey.
May 25 - 11:16 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) is out again Tuesday.

Moustakas suffered a knee contusion in his collision with Alex Gordon on Sunday and has now missed two straight games. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base and Whit Merrifield is at second base on Tuesday night against Twins right-hander Ervin Santana.
May 24 - 4:58 PM

Mike Moustakas is day-to-day with a knee contusion.

Moustakas presumably banged up the knee in a collision with Alex Gordon on Sunday. Cheslor Cuthbert has returned to the active roster now that Gordon is on the disabled list, but Whit Merrifield is playing third base Monday. Moose should be back in there soon.
May 23 - 5:34 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

Moustakas was in the original lineup, so perhaps something is ailing him from Sunday's collision with teammate Alex Gordon. Whit Merrifield will fill in at third base.
May 23 - 5:11 PM

Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the 15-day disabled list.

Moustakas looked good on his minor league rehab assignment and is ready to rejoin a Royals lineup that has desperately missed his bat. He has been sidelined since early in the month due to a small fracture in his left thumb. Cheslor Cuthbert, who had been filling in for the past few weeks, was optioned back to Triple-A. Look for Moustakas to be back in the lineup on Saturday.
May 21 - 9:12 AM

Mike Moustakas (thumb) went 2-for-4 in his rehab debut Wednesday with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Moustakas will probably play in one more minor league rehab game before returning to the Royals' active roster this Saturday. The third baseman has been sidelined since early May due to a small fracture in his left thumb.
May 18 - 3:01 PM

Mike Moustakas (thumb) is starting a rehab assignment Wednesday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Moustakas remains on track to rejoin the Royals on Saturday. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since early May because of a small fracture in his left thumb. He was batting .258/.314/.536 with seven home runs and 13 RBI through 25 games.
May 18 - 11:21 AM

Mike Moustakas (thumb) is on track to return to the Royals' active roster on Saturday.

Moustakas took batting practice with his Royals teammates on Monday and drew a positive review from manager Ned Yost. He could head out on a short rehab assignment this week with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since early May with a small fracture in his left thumb.
May 17 - 5:05 PM

Mike Moustakas (thumb) took some soft-toss in a batting cage on Sunday.

He's progressed beyond dry swings and it might not be too long before he's cleared for batting practice, depending on how his left thumb responds. Moustakas could be a couple weeks away from a return if all goes well.
May 15 - 12:21 PM

Royals placed 3B Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb fracture.

Moustakas was scratched from Friday's lineup with what was called a bruised thumb, but it turns out that he's dealing with a fracture. Look for Christian Colon to see increased work at the hot corner while Moustakas is sidelined. Cheslor Cuthbert was recalled from Triple-A and will provide infield depth as well.
May 7 - 10:37 AM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
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S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
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R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills