Mike Moustakas 3B KC 11 minutes ago

Moustakas is not in the starting lineup against the Nationals on Monday, 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With a tough lefty on the mound in Washington's Gio Gonzalez, Moustakas will take a seat while Christian Colon draws into the lineup to play third base and bat eighth for manager Ned Yost.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 week ago

Moustakas stayed hot Friday versus Baltimore, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and three RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moose has come to life during his current five-game hitting streak, during which he has raked at a .450 clip with three home runs and five RBI. He finally broke out as a fantasy force in 2015 and seems headed in that direction once again after struggling to begin the season.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas' fourth blast of the season gave the Royals and early two-run lead in a game they'd go on to lose. He's now homered in two of his last three games, and despite a .217 batting average, he moved his OPS up to .802.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas (hamstring) will return to the Royals' lineup in Saturday's matchup with the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas got the night off Friday to rest a sore hamstring that has been bothering him. The rest appears to have payed off as he is feeling well enough to return to the Royals' lineup Saturday. He will bat second in the order.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Manager Ned Yost announced that Moustakas will get the night off Friday due to a sore hamstring, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reprots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Royals will have a different look than usual Friday with Moustakas being replaced at third base by Christian Colon, who will bat eighth in the order. Colon entered Thursday's game as a pinch-runner for Moustakas, but it wasn't immediately apparent that Moustakas was dealing with a hamstring injury. Friday's night off for Moustakas is likely a precautionary measure to keep him fresh and avoid pushing him too quickly after tweaking his hamstring, so look for him to draw back into the order later in this weekend's series.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2 weeks ago

Moustakas is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's unclear at this point as to why Moustakas, who has played in every game this season, is out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against Oakland. It's possible that manager Ned Yost is simply limiting wear and tear on his cornerstone infielder, or that he merely wanted to get Christian Colon some playing time. It is worth noting, however, that Colon came on to replace Moustakas late in Thursday's contest with Houston. More information on Moustakas' status figures to be made available later Friday.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over Houston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moustakas has now reached base safely in all but two games this season and he's up to three home runs in his last six contests. He's firmly entrenched as the Royals' No.2 hitter, and although Alcides Escobar's early season slump is limiting Moustakas' RBI chances, his ability to get on base in front of the likes of Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer ought to give the Moose plenty of opportunities to come around to score moving forward.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His second blast of the season got the Royals on the board in the sixth inning of a game they'd go on to win in extra innings. After going hitless in his first two games, he now has five hits over his last three contests, including homers in his last two.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 27-year-old broke through with his first two hits of the season after an 0-for-8 start in his first two games. Moustakas is expected to fill an important offensive role near the top of the lineup after a breakout 2015 that saw him set career highs in virtually every offensive category.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 4 weeks ago

Moustakas will bat second against the Mets on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears as though the two-hole will be Moustakas' primary spot in the batting order, as expected. Moustakas went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Sunday's opener, but he reached on an error in the first inning and came around to score the Royals' first run of the season. The 27-year-old went 18-for-54 (.333 average) with five doubles, three home runs and a 3:7 BB:K during Cactus League play.