Found October 03, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Mike Moustakas tried to play through a groin injury, but it was not meant to be. The Kansas City Royals third baseman exited Sunday's game at Cleveland with a left groin strain. On Monday, he pronounced himself "fine" and was in the lineup against the Detroit Tigers. Moustakas, however, aggravated the groin on a slide into second base in the sixth inning. He stayed in the game and struck out in the eighth but was replaced in the ninth. He was not in the lineup Tuesday. Irving Falu replaced him at third and went 1-for-4 in the Royals' 4-2 win over the Tigers. Moustakas also won't play in the Wednesday finale. "Moose is done," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. Moustakas finishes his first full season in the majors with a .242 average, a .296 on-base percentage, a .412 slugging percentage, 20 home runs and 73 RBI. Moustakas hit .263/.309/.367 with five home runs and 30 RBI in 89 games as a rookie in 2011.

Injuries and underperformance dashed Royals' modest hopes

The Kansas City Royals' slogan entering 2012 was "Our Time." After a 12-game losing streak in April, that slogan was abruptly removed from the club's marketing campaign. The Royals' high expectations -- high by Kansas City standards is a .500 season -- were based on first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas having super sophomore seasons and...

Royals part ways with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer

The Royals have chosen not to renew the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer after the team finished 72-90 for its ninth consecutive losing season. General manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore announced the decision shortly after meeting with Seitzer on Thursday. Kansas City wrapped up its season with a 1-0 loss to the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers on Wednesday...

Royals And Kevin Seitzer Part Ways

ROYALS ANNOUNCE HITTING COACH KEVIN SEITZER WILL NOT RETURN IN 2013   KANSAS CITY, MO (October 4, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals and Manager Ned Yost announced today that the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will not be renewed for the 2013 season.  The remainder of the coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Chino Cadahia, pitching coach Dave Eiland,...

Hosmer is doubtful for Royals' final two games

Officially, the Kansas City Royals are listing first baseman Eric Hosmer as day-to-day with a right shoulder injury. However, don't expect Hosmer to step into the batter's box again before spring training. It would come as a surprise if the Royals play him in the final two games against the Detroit Tigers. The games are meaningless with the Tigers wrapping up the American...

The Royals 2012 season comes to a merciful end

Many fans hoped the Royals might make the playoffs, or at least finish at or above .500. But it didn’t end up that way, finishing the season at 72-90 and third in the A.L. Central. They improved on their 71-91 2011 record, but the season was still a disappointment. A lot of things didn’t go the Royals way. A 12 game losing streak in April killed any momentum the team had and...

Moustakas Out Of Beta

Mike Moustakas left yesterday’s game with a groin injury that could end his season, which would also end his sophomore slump (the “o” is silent in sophomore, like when you make love to your woman — oofa!)  The 2nd season like the 2nd Greek letter is beta.  Beta is also a testing phase when the most kinks are found.  So, naturally, we should expect guys in beta to perform...

Royals rally past AL Central champion Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had two hits and drove in two runs before leaving in the fifth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat his AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 4-2 Tuesday night. With one game remaining in the regular season, Cabrera leads the American League in average (.331), home runs (44) and RBIs (139), putting him on the brink of becoming the...

Royals wrap up season with goose egg

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to achieve the Triple Crown in the AL Central-champion Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Cabrera went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, then left in the fourth inning of the regular-season finale. He received a standing ovation from the opposing fans. He finished with an...

Royals offensive struggles cost Seitzer his job

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The season-long offensive woes of first baseman Eric Hosmer and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and the last-season collapse of third baseman Mike Moustakas not only hurt the 2012 Royals in the standings, it also ultimately cost hitting coach Kevin Seitzer his job. The Royals fired Seitzer on Thursday after his fourth season with the team. The rest of the Royals'...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.