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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 was removed from Sunday's game against the Twins due to a family emergency.
It's unclear what the issue is, but family certainly should come first and be the third baseman's priority. It wouldn't be surprising to see him miss another day or two, so fantasy owners may want to have an alternative option ready for next week. Jul 5 - 4:55 PM

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Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 8-2 victory against Seattle.

Encouragingly, Moose took southpaw Roenis Elias deep. The 26-year-old's breakout campaign has been largely due to his destruction of right-handers -- against whom he's posted a .919 OPS -- but his progression against same-sided pitching has contributed greatly as well. Formerly lost against lefties, Moose entered this evening with a respectable .273/.330/.386 slash line against his former tormentors.
Jun 25 - 1:12 AM

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Moustakas took Brewers starter Matt Garza deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, Moustakas' sixth homer of the year. He added two singles to push his average to .326 with an .851 OPS. The third baseman's breakout appears to be for real -- he's now hitting .347 in June -- making him just the latest Royals prospect to bloom late in his MLB career.
Jun 16 - 11:15 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be nothing more than a day of rest for the third baseman. Christian Colon will start in his place at the hot corner and bat eighth for the Royals against Tyler Lyons and the Cardinals.
Jun 13 - 12:56 PM

Mike Moustakas had an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Runs were hard to come by for both teams, but Moustakas got the Royals on the board early with an RBI single in the first inning. Moustakas now has 19 RBI on the year, and he's hitting a robust .319/.369/.459 overall.
Jun 9 - 11:53 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench versus southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada. Christian Colon is filling in at third base for Moustakas.
May 31 - 11:41 AM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Moustakas gave the Royals an early 1-0 lead with a first-inning home run off of Michael Pineda. It's number five on the season for Moustakas, who maintains an excellent .329/.382/.494 batting line with 16 RBI.
May 27 - 4:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Jarrod 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
10Brian Flynn
11Tim Collins