Mike Moustakas 3B KC 3 weeks ago

Moustakas (personal) has been reinstated from the family emergency list and will rejoin the Royals on Friday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Moustakas was placed on the family emergency list Monday, but it appears he'll make his return Friday. The Royals optioned Chelsor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha to clear space for Moustakas.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 4 weeks ago

Moustakas remains on the bereavement list and is therefore not in the lineup Thursday, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

He has been on the bereavement list for the minimum number of days, so at this point he should be considered day-to-day. Cheslor Cuthbert will get the start at third base again Thursday.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 4 weeks ago

Moustakas was placed on the bereavement/family emergency list Monday.

Moustakas was pulled from Sunday's game the Twins to attend to a family emergency. Cheslor Cuthbert was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday to provide infield depth in Moustakas' absence.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month ago

Moustakas exited Sunday's game due to a family emergency, Matthew DeFranks of Sports Radio 810 reports.

Moustakas was pinch hit for in the sixth inning of Sunday's game, indicating something was up. It's unclear what the reasoning was behind his departure, but the team may release more details at some point in the future.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 1 month 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.