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Moose not limited by knee, anxious to play

There is always a pivotal time after ACL surgery when the player finally realizes he can trust his knee again. That moment for Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas arrived last September as he was taking some grounders before a game at Kauffman Stadium. The infield practice came roughly four months after his procedure, and Moustakas was simply breaking up the boredom of rehab.
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Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Let’s Try to Spin the Mike Moustakas News

Mike Moustakas is out for the rest of the season on account of a torn ACL, which he sustained in a foul-territory collision with Alex Gordon, which also injured the other guy. Gordon is out for a few weeks, himself, and though the collision isn’t quite as costly as Mike Trout running into literally anything, the Royals have been pushed into a difficult spot. Gordon is good! They...
Via Fangraphs
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas done for the year with torn right ACL

Defending a World Series title is difficult. Defending a World Series title when your All-Star third baseman is finished for the year is virtually impossible. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Thursday per Jeffrey Flanagan of Ned confirms Moustakas out for season. Will be ready...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals’ Mike Moustakas on DL with ACL tear, putting season in jeopardy

Mike Moustakas’ 2016 season could be over. The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that Moustakas has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ACL tear in his right knee. No timetable was given for Moustakas’ return, but a torn ACL is nothing to sneeze at, so it’s reasonable to think the third baseman’s season is in jeopardy. Moustakas’ injury is the second significant...
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Moustakas, Royals agree on two-year deal, avoid arbitration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a two-year, $14.3 million contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year.Coming off his first All-Star appearance, the 27-year-old hit .284 last year with 34 doubles, 22 homers and 82 RBIs while also setting career highs in on-base percentage and slugging.Kansas...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas’ Controversial Homer Upheld After Potential interference (Video)

Kansas City has found its own Jeffrey Maier. The Royals took an early 2-0 lead during Game 6 of the American League Championship on Friday thanks to solo home runs by Ben Zobrist and Mike Moustakas off of Toronto Blue Jays ace David Price. Zobrist’s homer was a no-doubter, but Moustakas’ wasn’t. It looked like Moustakas’ home run had just enough on it, but replays showed...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals home run upheld after controversial fan interference

The Kansas City Royals advanced to their second consecutive World Series after their 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Fridany, and they may have gotten some help from a fan. Mike Moustakas hit a home run in the second inning to give Kansas City a 2-0 lead, but the play was reviewed after the Blue Jays contended there was fan interference. You be the judge.  The call was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas fired up Royals with expletive-laced speech

The Kansas City Royals put together a memorable comeback in their Game 4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday in the ALDS, and Mike Moustakas apparently played a big role in firing up the team. Kansas City was down 6-2 after seven innings. Houston had just exploded for three runs in the bottom of the seventh and had all the momentum, especially since they were at home. The crowd...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Moustakas, Martinez win final All-Star Game vote

By TOC Staff Next week’s All-Star Game just got a double dose of Missouri added to the festivities. The winners of the All-Star Game Final Vote were announced on Friday evening, and baseball’s two Missouri teams each claimed a winner – Mike Moustakas of the Royals in the AL, and Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals in the NL. Moustakas led the AL voting wire to wire, and was...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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