Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.

Moustakas doesn't always sit against left-handers, but with southpaw Wade Miley set to take the hill Sunday afternoon, the timing was right for a routine day off. Christian Colon will take over at the hot corner.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas hit his sixth home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers as part of a 3-for-5 game.

Moustakas is hitting a robust .326/.382/.469. He didn't strike out in five at-bats Tuesday and has eight games without a strikeout in his past 10. His 11.1 percent strikeout rate is a career low and the driver behind his .320 average.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

This Moustakas' first day off in June and likely nothing of worry while Christian Colon mans the hot corner for Saturday. Moustakas has continued his unexpected season through through June, hitting .325/.357/.350 so far in the month. He could use more power (just one extra-base hit) but the Royals will probably take it as they near their lucrative All-Star break.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Moustakas will receive the day off Sunday after Saturday's game was rained out, resulting in the left-handed Tsuyoshi Wada pitching a day later instead. Christian Colon will start at third base in his place, batting ninth for the Royals.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cubs, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Both Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are sitting with left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on the bump for the Cubs. Moustakas has been much better against left-handed pitching this season (.288/.342/.439) and it appears he will continue to bat second no matter the handedness of the opposing pitcher.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas went 2-for-4 at the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Moustakas, who currently leads AL third baseman in All-Star voting, provided half of the Royals' four total hits Tuesday night on his way to his sixth multi-hit game of the month. After a dreadfully slow start to 2014, the 26-year-old now owns a .867 OPS through 166 at-bats this season.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas (collarbone) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Manager Ned Yost seemed to express skepticism that Moustakas would be ready to play Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with a left clavicle contusion, but appears the bruise won't impact his ability to hit or throw. Moustakas will slot back into his familiar No. 2 spot in the order, where he's helped take the Royals' offense up another level thanks to his .335 batting average and .388 on-base percentage on the season.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Royals' manager Ned Yost said Moustakas was "pretty sore" and may not play Sunday, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

Moustakas was hit by a ground ball at third base and left the game with a bruised clavicle. Yost did not say anything definitive about Moustakas's availability, but if he does miss time, Christian Colon would be in position to fill his spot.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas left Saturday's game with a left clavicle contusion, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

The injury occurred when a groundball at third base caught Moustakas near the collarbone area. Christian Colon came into the game and would be in line to start at the hot corner if Moustakas is forced to miss additional time.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 months ago

Moustakas went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Moustakas recorded a single, two doubles, and a triple in Friday's win to bump his average up to .333. After a tough year in 2014, Moustakas finally seems to be living up to the hype. He's slashing .333/.392/.496 with four home runs and 12 RBI.