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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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Mike Moustakas belted his third home run of the spring on Sunday as the Royals topped the Cubs 6-2 in Cactus League play.
Moustakas victimized left-hander Mike Montgomery for a solo shot in the second inning then tacked on a sacrifice fly in the third, finishing the night 1-for-2. It appears as though he may hit out of the second spot in the Royals' lineup this season which should lead to ample opportunity to rack up counting stats. Mar 20 - 12:45 AM

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Mike Moustakas (knee) will make his first start at third base Monday in Cactus League play.

Moose has been eased along carefully this spring following his major knee injury last May. He should be 100 percent when the regular season opens and is shaping up as a nice buy-low in fantasy drafts after his somewhat lost 2016. Moustakas owns a strong .815 OPS (117 OPS+) over his last 174 major league games.
Mar 6 - 10:36 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) said Friday that his surgically-repaired right knee is "almost 100 percent."

Moustakas, who had ACL surgery last May, will not have any limitations in spring training but will be brought along a little more slowly than his fellow position players. The Royals third baseman will be heading into his walk year after putting up a .277/.340/.475 batting line over the last two seasons.
Jan 27 - 4:38 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that Mike Moustakas will be "100 percent, ready to go" for the start of spring training next February.

He'll be 10 months removed from the ACL surgery that ended his 2016 campaign in May. Moustakas will be trying for a big comeback season in 2017 with free agency looming next winter. He earned his first All-Star nod in 2015, finishing with a cool .284/.348/.470 batting line with 22 home runs and 82 RBI in 147 games.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Moose had ACL surgery in May but should be OK for the beginning of spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:12:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 03:48:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 31, 2016 08:24:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 06:02:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 04:16:00 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.
Wed, May 25, 2016 11:50:00 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.
Wed, May 25, 2016 11:16:00 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.
Tue, May 24, 2016 04:58:00 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.
Mon, May 23, 2016 05:34:00 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.
Mon, May 23, 2016 05:11:00 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.
Sat, May 21, 2016 09:12:00 AM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Peter O'Brien
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3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
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3Matt Strahm
4Travis Wood
5Chris Young
6Scott Alexander
7Kevin McCarthy
8Al Alburquerque
9Brian Flynn
10Mike Minor
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