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Moustakas and the Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.64 million deal.

Moustakas was a key part of the Royals' run to the World Series, but he struggled in 140 regular season games, hitting just .212 with 15 home runs and a .632 OPS. The 26-year-old will return for another season as the starting third baseman, but he'll likely need to display marked improvement for the organization to commit to him long-term.

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Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning Thursday to give the Royals a 3-2 victory against the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Moustakas hit the first extra-inning homer in postseason history for the Royals. Moustakas, who hit 15 homers this season, had not gone deep since Aug. 25.

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Moustakas is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

The Royals will go with a right-handed heavy lineup to counter lefty Chris Sale, who is on the mound for the White Sox. Moustakas is just 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts in his career against Sale.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 5 Months

Moustakas is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Moustakas will get the day off with left-hander John Danks taking the mound for Chicago. The Royals will go with Jayson Nix at third base in his place.

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Moustakas is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

Moustakas has reached base in five consecutive games, batting .222 (4-for-18) with one RBI, one run, and two walks versus one strikeout. In his place, Christian Colon is covering third base and batting ninth in the order.

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Moustakas provided all of the offense for the Royals Monday, launching a solo home run off of Michael Pineda.

The home run was Moustakas' 15th of the season, and the third baseman has now hit safely in six straight games. Moustakas has had a rough go of things this season, but has managed to raise his average to .208 thanks to his recent strong play.

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Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

Moustakas has five hits in his last five starts, but doesn't have an extra-base hit since Aug. 9, and has only three extra-base hits this month. Christian Colon will get the start at third.

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Moustakas is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the A's, Fox Sports reports.

It looks to be a scheduled day off for Moustakas, who has started all but one game since July 22. While he's struck out only three times in 37 August at-bats, Moustakas is hitting only .216 on the month and a paltry .199 on the season (317 at-bats). Christian Colon gets the nod at third base Wednesday.

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Moustakas went 2-for-4 Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks with four RBI and his 14th home run of the year.

Making consistent contact continues to be an issue for Moustakas. The lefty is still below the Mendoza line at .195 and his season numbers are only slightly trending upwards, but he does have 10 home runs since June 10.

Mike Moustakas 3B KC 7 Months

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

When it rains, it pours for Moustakas -- he'd hit just two home runs since June 21 and he hadn't driven in a run in his past eight games prior to Tuesday's outburst. The homers give Moustakas 12 home runs on the season to go with a .198/.262/.391 line. Games like Tuesday's remind of his potential, but the third baseman is just too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy realms.