A year ago Friday, Mike Moustakas was hitting .152 with 4 HR, 17 RBI, nine runs in 139 plate appearances with just three multi-hit games and hasn’t homered in nearly a month (April 23), where he wrapped up hitting all four of his homeruns in an 8-game span. Eric Hosmer had one homerun, was hitting .285, but just a .722 OPS with 21 RBI. He wouldn’t hit...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Everyone in the Royals' dugout was hanging on the top step when Mike Moustakas stepped to the plate Friday night. He had already accomplished three legs of the cycle, and all that was missing was a home run.
Yankees reliever Jose Ramirez delivered the pitch, one that the left-handed Moustakas could only try poking to right field. He nearly got enough of it anyway...
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6 days ago
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has rejoined the team after three days away on the bereavement/family emergency list.
Moustakas was reinstated Monday before the Royals opened a four-game series in Texas. Moustakas was batting second in the starting lineup.
The Royals optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple A Omaha.
Moustakas left the team...
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13 days ago
The Kansas City Royals expect Mike Moustakas to return from the bereavement list Monday night in time for what appears to be a favorable matchup against Colby Lewis.
The Texas Rangers starter has struggled in the past against the Royals, though he's on the upswing heading into the opener of this four-game series in Arlington.
Moustakas, second on the club with a .327 average, missed...
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14 days ago
SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals proudly announce that Mike Moustakas, a member of the 2010 Naturals and current Kansas City Royals third baseman, has been elected as the third inductee into the Naturals Hall of Fame.
Moustakas, the second overall pick in the 2007 June Amateur Draft joins fellow 2010 teammate Clint Robinson and former Manager Brian Poldberg as...
Mike Moustakas was supposed to be the Royals’ savior. When he came up in 2011 he was hailed as the second coming of George Brett, just like Alex Gordon in 2007, and Eric Hosmer earlier the same year. The hype around Moustakas was insane. The guy got a standing ovation when he hit the on-deck circle before his first at-bat. Talk about pressure on a young kid.
As we all know,...
This time of year, we’re always asked, what should fans believe in? For five or six weeks, we issue constant reminders not to pay much attention to spring-training statistics. And when there are finally real, new, meaningful statistics, it’s still important to bear in mind that small sample sizes make noise of almost everything. It’ll […]
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas made an incredible catch on a foul ball against the Orioles during Game 3 of the ALCS.
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...
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The Kansas City Royals have a lot of young talent not only on their Major League roster, but also in their farm system. One of their top prospects from 2009 on is was Mike Moustakas. He made his Major League Debut on June 10 in 2011 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Mike has been at the hot corner for the Royals ever since. Unfortunately, to say he is playing well and improving...