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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...
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Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas have agreed to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also next 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 City offered...
Via Associated Press
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Royals Extension Candidate: Mike Moustakas

With the Royals pursuit of free agents, one of the big rallying cries to avoid big contracts this year is because of the slew of players who will be eligible for free agency. One of those players is Mike Moustakas, who could potentially be among the most affordable of any of the Royals big free […]
Via Pine Tar Press
January 05, 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 are looking to advance to their second consecutive World Series with a win on Friday, and they have 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...Read More
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...Read More
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

WATCH: Mike Moustakas goes over railing for amazing catch

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas made an incredible catch on a foul ball against the Orioles during Game 3 of the ALCS.
Via Gamedayr
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas’ Woes Continue in Omaha

Professional athletes are often scrutinized for any sort of event in their life, especially negative.  Mike Moustakas has been the talk of late as his performance at the major league level has earned him a demotion. Unfortunately, Moustakas has been the center of attention in the Royals’ clubhouse of late, and no signs of improvement from him have happened thus far. Although he...
Via i70baseball
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Future For Mike Moustakas

The trigger has finally been pulled, Moose has finally been optioned to Triple-A Omaha. He hit .152 before Thursdays’ demotion (19 for 125) in 40 games. Mike was tied for team high in homeruns with four, and has also driven in 17. The average was the main factor in the demotion decision. During this time, look for Danny Valencia to get the majority of starts at third base. Normally...
Via i70baseball
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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