Found August 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was once again out of the team's starting lineup today as he continues to recover from a case of strep throat. Manager Ned Yost told reporters -- including Dick Kaegel of MLB.com -- that he expected Moustakas to return to the lineup at some point this weekend when the team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays. "He looks better; he'll be available to pinch-hit tonight if I need him," manager Ned Yost said Wednesday. "It's a quick turnaround [for Thursday] and a very, very hot day. Strep throat can really sap you to begin with, and we'll probably wait until we get to Toronto and it's a little more-climate controlled." Moustakas has missed the last several games while battling strep. He's been available to pinch-hit, but Yost has elected not to use him as a result of the ailment. In addition to his current illness, Moustakas is also dealing with a calf injury that's hampered him since it was sustained on Aug. 12. He's appeared in just six games since then, so the calf could continue to be impacting his presence in the team's lineup. Now in his third year with the Royals, Moustakas has yet to develop into the consistent producer Kansas City envisioned when they selected him No. 2 overall in the 2007 MLB Draft. On the season, the 24-year-old has hit .241/.298/.371 with 19 doubles and 10 home runs over 413 plate appearances. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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