DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 20 hours ago

Moustakas (knee) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota, and according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan, he will be examined by team doctors Thursday in Kansas City.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per Flanagan, Moustakas was able to take some swings Wednesday, but he reported some discomfort when he tried to move laterally. He'll get the day off yet again Wednesday while Chelsor Cuthbert makes another start at the hot corner, batting seventh in the order. Thursday's visit with team doctors ought to provide a clearer picture for when Moustakas can be expected to return.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 2 days ago

Moustakas is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Moustakas is out of the lineup while he rehabs from a knee contusion, and there's a chance he will be out for a few more games as he will try to get back at full strength. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base in his place.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 3 days ago

Moustakas is day-to-day with a knee contusion, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mosutakas was just activated from the DL after suffering from a thumb injury, and could now miss a couple games with a knee contusion. While the knee contusion is likely much less serious, the banged-up third baseman will try to get fully healthy so he can return to the everyday lineup.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 3 days ago

Moustakas is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas will get the day off after going 0-for-7 in his first two starts back following his stint on the 15-day DL with a thumb injury. Whit Merrifield will get the start in his place but Moustakas should be back in the lineup next game barring further thumb problems.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 5 days ago

Moustakas (thumb) is back in the lineup Saturday, batting second and playing third base.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Royals will get their regular third baseman back Saturday after Moustakas missed the minimum 15 days on the DL due to a fractured thumb. His return will effectively negate Chelsor Cuthbert's role on the active roster for the time being. No corresponding move has been made following Moustakas' activation Saturday.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 6 days ago

Moustakas (thumb) is on track to rejoin the Royals on Saturday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas went 2-for-8 with an RBI over his first two rehab games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and it appears he will play another game with the Double-A squad Friday night. If all goes well, he will likely be called up Saturday and resume his role as the Royals' regular third baseman.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 1 week ago

Moustakas (thumb) is beginning a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is in the lineup for the Naturals on Wednesday, and remains on track to join the Royals this weekend if everything goes well during his rehab assignment. Cheslor Cuthbert will continue to see starts at the hot corner over the coming days, but his time as a regular appears to be winding down.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 1 week ago

Moustakas (thumb) could rejoin the Royals on Saturday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas was handed a 2-to-3 week return timetable when he landed on the disabled list earlier this month, and it looks like there is a good chance he will return around the lower end of that estimate. Moustakas could head out on a rehab assignment before being activated from the DL, but even if he does, it does not figure to be a long stint with one of the Royals' minor league affiliates.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 1 week ago

Moustakas (thumb) took batting practice inside the batting cages Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas isn't expected to be back until the end of the month, but he's progressing very well through his recovery process. He just resumed baseball activities Friday, so he's really moving quickly through his rehab. He may need to test his thumb in some rehab games before returning to the Royals, but any information on that should come relatively soon, especially if he continues through his recovery fairly quickly.

DTDMike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas (thumb) was able to take dry swings and play catch Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thursday marked a big step in the right direction for Moustakas as he was able to resume baseball activities for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a fractured thumb. His initial timetable as of May 7 was a 2-to-3 week absence, and the fact that he's already playing catch and taking dry swings suggests that he's on track to return in that time frame. The next step in the recovery process for Moustakas will likely be taking live batting practice.