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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 requested $7 million and was offered $4.2 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
A big difference in opinion here. Moustakas was projected by to earn $5.7 million, which is right around the midpoint of the two figures. Jan 15 - 5:11 PM

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Mike Moustakas plated the game-winning run on an RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday in the Royals’ win over the Mets in Game 4 of the World Series.

Lorenzo Cain scored from third on the play to break a 3-3 tie. Eric Hosmer, who reached on an error by Daniel Murphy, scored later to stretch the lead to 5-3. Moustakas made a gaffe of his own in the ninth, mishandling a grounder to the left side with the Royals playing the shift. He made up for it by snaring Lucas Duda’s line drive and doubling up Yoenis Cespedes at first base to end the game. Moustakas has had a stellar series, hitting .353 with three RBI. The Royals will have a chance to clinch the World Series Sunday night at Citi Field.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 12:18:00 AM

Mike Moustakas launched his first home run of the postseason as the Royals dispatched of the Blue Jays on Friday to secure the American League pennant.

Moustakas also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. His solo shot off David Price in the second inning has already been hotly debated, as a fan appeared to reach over the wall and interfere with the ball. The call on the field was that the ball was a home run though, and video review was unable to provide enough evidence to overturn that call. Even with the two-hit night though, Moustakas is only hitting .167/.217/.262 in the playoffs.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Mike Moustakas collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the Royals’ win over the Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

Moose flied out and grounded out in his first two at-bats but redeemed himself with a game-tying single in the seventh. He added another hit in the eighth, extending the Royals’ lead to 6-3. Before breaking out in the seventh, Moustakas had been hitless in his previous 13 at-bats. The Royals are two wins away from securing their second pennant in as many years.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's getting a routine day off. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base in Moustakas' place.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two walks as the Royals beat the Mariners 10-4 to clinch the AL Central title on Thursday.

It's the Royals' first AL Central title in 21 years in the division. They last won their division, then the AL West, in 1985, when they also won their last World Series. Moustakas reached base safely five times for the first time in his career. His OBP had been down of late, but he has 14 homers in the second half after hitting just seven prior to the All-Star break.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run, but the Royals lost 5-1 to the Indians on Wednesday.

Moustakas ended Danny Salazar's bid for a shutout, slugging a solo shot to right-center in the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-4 on the night. The third baseman has put together a solid year after failing to live up to expectations in the previous four seasons. Moustakas holds a .281/.344/.460 batting line with 19 home runs and 72 RBI.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Mike Moustakas doubled and scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Moustakas has 28 doubles in the year, finishing 1-for-3 on the night. The third baseman is hitting a strong .282/.345/.455 with 18 homers, 71 RBI and 63 runs scored overall.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Mike Moustakas blasted a pair of home runs and drove home a franchise-record nine runs as the Royals walloped the Orioles 14-6 on Saturday.

Moustakas delivered a two-run single to tie the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning, then blasted a grand slam in the seventh to increase their advantage to 11-4. He wasn't done yet though, smashing a three-run homer off Steve Johnson in the ninth to put himself in the club record book. He finished the day 3-for-5 with three runs scored and is now slashing an impressive .284/.348/.460 with 18 homers and 71 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 03:30:00 AM

Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is back in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Moustakas has had a couple pinch-hitting opportunities but this is his first start in a week. He's at third base and batting second versus Erik Johnson and the White Sox.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Mike Moustakas (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Moustakas hasn't started a game since August 30 due to a strained hamstring, although he's been able to pinch-hit a couple times. It's unclear when he might be ready to return to the lineup.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Mike Moustakas (hamstring) remained out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's missed the last four contests with a strained hamstring but is expected back by Sunday. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base again in Moustakas' place.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is out again Thursday.

Moustakas has now missed three straight games with a hamstring injury. It's considered minor, but the Royals will take advantage of their massive AL Central lead and give their third baseman an extra day of rest. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base and batting eighth Thursday evening against Tigers lefty Matt Boyd.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Mike Moustakas (hamstring) remained out of the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

Moustakas is dealing with a minor hamstring issue and has missed the last two contests. He's considered day-to-day. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base in his place.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Mike Moustakas is out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

It's thought to be a minor issue, with Royals manager Ned Yost telling reporters that Moustakas could be back in action within a day or two. Ben Zobrist is getting the nod at third base Tuesday versus the Tigers.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:00:00 PM

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2B1Omar Infante
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SS1Alcides Escobar
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3B1Mike Moustakas
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LF1Alex Gordon
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