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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
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Mike Moustakas slugged his 38th homer in Monday’s loss to the Yankees.
It was a solo shot off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning. Moustakas already broke Steve Balboni’s team record for homers, but now he’s tied with Bob Cerv of the Kansas City Athletics (1958) for the most by a Kansas City major league player. He’s setting himself for quite the nice payday this winter. Sep 25 - 4:04 PM

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 and set a new Royals record by hitting his 37th home run of the season in a 15-5 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

His sixth-inning blast off Carlos Ramirez broke the team record set by Steve Balboni way back in 1985. The most homers Moustakas had ever hit in a season before this year was 22 in 2015. The third baseman has a .275 batting average with 83 RBI and 73 runs in 564 plate appearances.
Sep 20 - 11:22 PM

Mike Moustakas (knee) is back in the Royals' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Moustakas was given the day off Tuesday as he plays through some lingering discomfort in his right knee. He will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday versus White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito.
Sep 13 - 11:25 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) is out of the Royals' lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Moustakas aggravated his right knee injury last week and the Royals probably don't want to push things with a day game after a night game. Cheslor Cuthbert will fill in at third base.
Sep 12 - 10:46 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Moustakas re-injured his right knee on Wednesday. He started Thursday's game in the designated hitter spot, but he'll get some rest for this one and could sit out Saturday, as well. Ramon Torres is at the hot corner.
Sep 8 - 4:15 PM

Mike Moustakas started Thursday's game versus the Twins in the designated hitter spot after aggravating his right knee injury Wednesday.

Moustakas lobbied to play third base but was overruled, but the good news, of course, is that he was in the lineup at all. He could see additional starts in the DH spot as the Royals attempt to manage a knee injury that "Moose" first suffered two weeks ago. Ramon Torres started at third base Thursday and might continue to see action there with Cheslor Cuthbert dealing with gall bladder problems.
Sep 8 - 12:37 PM

Mike Moustakas made an early exit from Wednesday's win over the Tigers with right lateral knee irritation.

His right leg was heavily wrapped after the game, but Moustakas told reporters that he expects to play in Thursday night's pivotal series opener against the Twins. "We’re in the thick of this thing," said the third baseman. "Tomorrow I’ll look to be in the lineup again, and just go from there." Moustakas will likely see multiple starts at DH in the four-game set versus Minnesota.
Sep 7 - 9:05 AM

Mike Moustakas crushed a three-run homer on Friday, helping to power the Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Twins.

His three-run shot off of Dillon Gee in the third inning gave the Royals a 5-2 lead. It was his 36th long ball of the season, tying the club record set by Steve Balboni in 1985. Moustakas finished the night 1-for-4 and is hitting .275/.312/.545 with 36 homers and 81 RBI on the year.
Sep 1 - 11:39 PM

Mike Moustakas (knee) is back in the Royals' lineup Saturday.

He's in the designated hitter spot, as the Royals will try to keep Moose off his sore right knee as much as possible. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base.
Aug 26 - 5:09 PM

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

It's his second straight night on the bench due to a sore right knee. Moustakas is available to pinch-hit, so he should be ready to go in a day or two. Cheslor Cuthbert is filling in again at third base.
Aug 25 - 4:14 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Mike Moustakas is dealing with a minor leg injury.

Moustakas felt a little pop in his knee on Wednesday night, but he checked out fine and could return to the starting lineup on Friday. Cheslor Cuthbert is starting at third base and batting eighth Thursday afternoon against Rockies right-hander German Marquez.
Aug 24 - 12:05 PM

Mike Moustakas is out of the Royals' starting lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

It appears to be a routine breather. Cheslor Cuthbert will play third base and bat eighth versus Colorado right-hander German Marquez. Salvador Perez is also getting the afternoon off, with Drew Butera doing the catching for Kansas City and hitting ninth.
Aug 24 - 11:25 AM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 6-3 loss to the White Sox.

Moustakas cracked solo dingers off Reynaldo Lopez in the fourth and sixth innings. He is up to 34 home runs on the season and has driven in 75 runs in 105 games played. In addition, Moose boasts a sizzling .282/.316/.568 triple-slash on the year. He has been as hot as any player in the game this month, having turned in multi-hit efforts in three consecutive games and five of his last seven.
Aug 11 - 11:08 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Moustakas just keeps hitting, with Thursday's game marking the fourth time in his last six contests in which the third baseman has collected two hits. That has his average all the way up to .279. Of course, the average is nice, but it's been all about the power for the 28-year-old this year. Moustakas' 32 homers and 73 RBI still rank among the best in the league through Thursday's games.
Aug 11 - 1:34 AM

Mike Moustakas hit his 32nd home run of the season in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Moustakas roped a solo shot off Carlos Martinez in the bottom of the second inning and then singled in the bottom of the fourth, finishing 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI in the 11-3 loss. Moustakas is now just four home runs away from tying Steve Balboni for the Royals' single-season record.
Aug 7 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado