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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Mike Moustakas (clavicle) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Royals' lineup Sunday.
Moustakas made an early exit from Saturday's game after taking a bad hop off his collarbone at third base. He only suffered a bruise. The 26-year-old budding star is batting .333/.385/.491 in 40 games this season. May 25 - 8:37 AM

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Mike Moustakas left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised clavicle.

He got hit by a grounder in the top of the fifth inning. Christian Colon entered to play third base. Moustakas went 1-for-2 with a double before exiting.
May 23 - 9:02 PM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Moustakas had two RBI doubles in the affair, giving him 10 doubles and 15 RBI on the year. He's had multi-hit efforts in four of his past nine games, raising his overall line to .331/.388/.497.
May 19 - 11:15 PM

Mike Moustakas was 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored Friday against the Yankees.

Moustakas had a single, two doubles, and a triple. His double in the seventh inning was very close to being a home run, which would have given him the cycle. Still, it was a fantastic night for the 26-year-old, who is batting .333/.392/.496 on the year and has embraced hitting to the opposite field.
May 16 - 12:08 AM

Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the bereavement list.

Moustakas missed the weekend series in Detroit but is back in the lineup Monday in Texas. The third baseman sports a nifty .327/.392/.460 batting line with three longballs this season.
May 11 - 5:12 PM

Mike Moustakas (bereavement) is expected to rejoin the Royals on Monday.

He missed the weekend series in Detroit but should be back and ready to go for Monday's series opener against the Rangers in Texas. Christian Colon will return to a reserve role upon his return.
May 10 - 4:58 PM

Royals placed 3B Mike Moustakas on the bereavement list.

Moustakas figures to miss the full weekend series in Detroit. Christian Colon should handle third base for the Roylas until Moose returns.
May 8 - 3:07 PM

Mike Moustakas enjoyed a four-hit night in Monday's win over the Indians.

Moustakas came to the plate five times, singling twice and doubling once. His seventh-inning RBI single provided the Royals an insurance run and sparked what turned out to be a three-run inning. The 26-year-old has posted subpar numbers since entering the league in 2011, but has hit quite well to begin the season. He's batting .342/.419/.526 with three home runs and seven RBI.
Apr 27 - 9:50 PM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Royals came back to edge the Twins 6-5 on Tuesday.

Moustakas hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his third of the season, before driving in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the eighth. He's got just five RBI on the year but has scored 13 runs through 14 games while batting mostly in the No. 2 spot in the Royals' lineup. Carrying over a wonderful 2014 postseason, the third baseman is now hitting .327/.413/.545 on the year.
Apr 21 - 11:31 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk as the Royals topped the Angels 6-4 on Friday.

Through five games, four Royals regulars have OPSs of at least 1.150, with Moustakas leading the way at 12.65. Only Alex Gordon and Omar Infante have struggled. It's hard to see Moustakas lasting as a successful No. 2 hitter, but it's certainly worked nicely so far.
Apr 12 - 2:58 AM

Mike Moustakas homered, singled, walked and dropped down a sac bunt as the Royals' No. 2 hitter Monday against the White Sox.

Well, that's certainly everything you'd love to see from your No. 2 hitter. Moustakas's shot to left-center was actually the first opposite-field homer of his career, suggesting he's taking this new role to heart. Ideally, he simply could have embraced becoming a more complete hitter from the bottom of the lineup, but this works too. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Apr 6 - 7:26 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost admitted Saturday that Mike Moustakas is likely to hit second in the lineup to begin the season.

Somehow Yost has found a way to look past his career .290 on-base percentage, and figures that he needs an extra at-bat in most games ahead of more proven and legitimate big league hitters. It would be a boon to his fantasy value if he sticks in that spot, though the likelihood of that is very low.
Apr 4 - 2:14 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a solo home run in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Moustakas homered in the second inning off of Wily Peralta, then added an RBI single in the fifth inning. "Moose" has pushed his average up to .321 (9-for-28). The Royals are hoping to see him display some power in the second half of the spring as he has posted a .364 and .361 slugging percentage in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 18 - 7:49 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a single and a two-run double as the Royals toppled the Brewers on Monday.

Moustakas gave the Royals a 2-1 lead in the third inning with a two-run double to left field. The Royals are hoping that Moustakas, the owner of a career .668 OPS, finally lives up to his billing with a breakout campaign in 2015.
Mar 9 - 7:48 PM

Mike Moustakas plans on bunting against the shift more often in 2015.

Moustakas was shifted regularly last year, which contributed to his .212 batting average. It should be a no-brainer for him (and many others) to drop one down every once in a while in order to keep teams honest. It's one thing to say it in spring training, but let's see if he actually does it when games get underway.
Feb 24 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brandon Finnegan
10Tim Collins
11Brian Flynn