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8 Mike Moustakas 3B
Height/Weight: 6-0/211 | Birthdate: 9/11/1988 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $524,500 | Owned/Started%: 32/20 | Average Draft Position: 180.74
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Mike Moustakas provides lone Royals offense with 15th home run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 8-1 loss to the Yankees Monday.

After the Yankees scored the first run of the game in the top of the third inning, Moustakas answered with his blast in the bottom half of the inning. It would be the last sign of life from the Royals offense in the game. Moustakas has hit .208/.268/.389 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in 355 at-bats.


Mike Moustakas homers, drives in four Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

Moustakas put his team up 2-0 with a two-run home run in the second inning then broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth with an RBI single. His RBI on a groundout in the ninth inning gave the Royals a key insurance run they ended up needing. Moustakas has hit .195/.260/.391 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 297 at-bats.


Royals not planning to have 'strict platoon' at third base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was on the bench Sunday against the Athletics for the first time in 12 games in favor of Christian Colon. Manager Ned Yost explained Tuesday to MLB Network on how he plans to handle the playing time at third base moving forward.

"It's not a strict platoon," Yost said. "Right now, we're just looking for ways to improve the offense and score more runs."


Mike Moustakas hits Mendoza Line with homer Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has pretty much struggled against every team but the Indians this season. He slugged his sixth home run against their AL Central rival in 2014 on Friday, a solo blast in the second inning.

Moustakas is now on a season-high five-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .200 for the first time this year. He is 7 for 18 during that stretch.


Mike Moustakas homers twice on Greek Heritage Night


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas finally had a night to talk about Tuesday against the White Sox, homering twice in a 7-1 win. Coincidentally, it came on the same night the White Sox were hosting Greek Heritage Night at the ballpark.

"Oh, I knew," Moustakas said of the promotion. "I was telling everybody that today was my day. It just ended up working out that way."

Moustakas finished 3 for 5 with three RBI. He hit a solo home run off Scott Carroll leading off the second inning and a two-run homer off Eric Surkamp in the eighth inning. 

He is batting .286 (14 for 49) with four home runs and 10 RBI in his last 15 games.

"He's starting to swing the bat pretty good," manager Ned Yost said of Moustakas. "We've seen him in spurts, it doesn't matter who's pitching. When he's right, he's putting good swings on the ball.

"Tonight he was really seeing the ball good, he was in a good position to hit and he was really driving the ball."


Mike Moustakas taking a seat Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The brief surge by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas upon his promotion has ended and another slump has replaced it, leading to his benching Sunday against Boston. Danny Valencia is set to start in that spot.

Moustakas has just three hits in his last 26 at-bats to lower his average to .186.


Mike Moustakas returns following two-game absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas returned to the lineup Friday against the Tigers, after missing two straight games due to an illness. Moustakas is batting sixth and playing third base in his return. 

Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas sidelined again Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) and third baseman Mike Moustakas (illness) were both held out of the starting lineup Thursday vs. Detroit. It was the second straight game both players were unable to start.

Mike Moustakas out with illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, due to a stomach virus that has been going around the team.

Teammate Jason Vargas had to be taken to a hospital Wednesday, but there is no indication Moustakas' issue is that severe. He is currently day to day. 


Mike Moustakas finally figuring things out?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas owns a five-game hitting streak entering Monday night's contest at Tampa Bay, a stretch that includes solo homers each of the past two games. Moustakas is 7 for 17 with two walks in the streak, with six RBI and five runs scored.

He's still only hitting .195/.259/.385 over 221 at-bats.


Mike Moustakas riding pine Saturday in Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) A matchup against Indians left-hander T.J. House has Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas out of the Saturday lineup in favor of Danny Valencia.

Moustakas, who slugged a three-run homer Friday night and has six hits in his last 15 at-bats, is 5 for 33 against southpaws this season.


Mike Moustakas to face most right-handers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) With Royals manager Ned Yost saying third baseman Danny Valencia will start against most lefties, Mike Moustakas figures to start against right-handers going forward. Moustakas has four homers over his past 11 games.

Mike Moustakas remains on roll with homer, two singles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) The resurgence of Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas following his promotion from Triple-A Omaha continued Saturday against the White Sox.

Moustakas produced his finest game of the season with three hits, including a solo home run in the eighth. He added two singles and scored twice. He has eight hits in his last 22 at-bats with two home runs.


MIke Moustakas knocks fifth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 1 for 3 with a walk, one home run, two RBI and two runs in his team's 9-5 win over the Indians Tuesday.

Moustakas still hasn't hit his stride offensively, but he does have hits in each of his last three games. Tuesday's home run was his first since April 23. He has hit .155/.222/.323 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 155 at-bats.


Mike Moustakas: Improved attitude, same results


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has displayed a much better attitude since his stint in Triple A, manager Ned Yost told MLB.com. 

"All the things that used to affect him before he left are not affecting him now," Yost said. "You know, he'd hit a ball hard and make an out, it'd be like the world is coming to an end. Now he's back to the dugout, he hits that top step rooting for the next guy. ... He's playing hard and his attitude is great."

Moustakas agreed, though he's just 4 for 27 (.148) with two doubles and three RBI in eight games since the recall. For the season he's hitting .151 with four homers and 20 RBI.

"Going down to Triple-A made me realize how much I love being in the big leagues and how much fun being in the big leagues is," Moustakas said. "I had a great time down there with those guys -- a great group of guys -- but this is where I want to be. Winning ballgames here is a lot different than winning ballgames at Triple A.

"Just going down there rejuvenated everything for me. I had fun and relaxed. I told myself when I was down there that when I got back up here, I was going to have that same attitude and that same mindset. I have and it's been a blast. It's a lot of fun."


Mike Moustakas doubling-up since return from Omaha


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Embattled Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has shown signs of life since his recall from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

Moustakas is a mere 2 for 11 since the promotion, but both were doubles and the first one drove in two runs in a defeat of St. Louis.

It will take far more than that to make his stat line respectable. It stands at .152/.223/.320.


Mike Moustakas coming back up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has been recalled Sunday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Moustakas had a tough time in the majors earlier in the season, leading to a demotion to the minors. His bat immediately woke up in Triple-A. In eight games in the minors, Moustakas hit .355. He'll take Danny Valencia's spot on the roster.


Mike Moustakas tearing up Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is destroying Triple-A pitching since being sent down.

Moustakas is hitting .355, with one home run, over eight games since his demotion. While it's a small sample, it's far more production than Moustakas showed in the majors this year. Moustakas is eligible to return to the Royals Sunday, and there are some reporters who wouldn't be shocked to see him return to the club. 

Moustakas hit just .152/.223/.320 over 125 at-bats in the majors. 


Royals name Dale Sveum as new hitting coach


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) The Royals have named Dale Sveum as the team's new hitting coach, according to the Kansas City Star.

The Royals have been one of the biggest disappointments on offense. The team is currently last in the majors with 21 home runs. While they feature the lowest strikeout rate in the league, the team is also near the bottom of the league in walk rate. The Royals' team on-base percentage is just .306, one of the lowest figures in the league.

Nearly every player on the club has declined offensively. After a strong spring, Mike Moustakas was demoted to the minors. Both Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer have each only hit one home run. Sveum will now be tasked with turning around those players.


Mike Moustakas banished to Triple-A


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Those who have called for the demotion of disappointing Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas have gotten their way. He has been sent down to Triple-A Omaha after the patience of the Royals finally ran out.

Moustakas, whose average has dipped every season since he entered the league in 2011, has hit rock-bottom this season at .152 with four home runs, nine runs and 17 RBI. His lack of production had forced a platoon with Danny Valencia.

The 25-year-old Moustakas has just three multi-hit games this season and hasn't enjoyed anything approaching a hot streak, the result of which has been a peak batting average of .161 last week. He has not homered since April 23.


Mike Moustakas deflects questions about performance


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas deflected questions about his performance following Wednesday's game, according to the Kansas City Star.

Moustakas went 2 for 3, including a three-run double during the game. Despite the performance, Moustakas didn't want to talk about himself in the locker room. He deflected questions about his performance, instead focusing on the strong start from Jason Vargas. 

Moustakas has faced a lot of criticism from the local media lately, with many members suggesting he may need to head back to the minors. Moustakas is hitting .161/.226/.348 in 112 at-bats. 


MIke Moustakas drives in three in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 2 for 3 with a three-run double in his team's 3-2 win over the Rockies Wednesday.

Moustakas knocked his key double in the second inning, and though it was all the runs the team would score in the game, it was enough to get the Royals the win. Moustakas has really struggled at the plate, hitting .161/.226/.348 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 112 at-bats.


Royals expressing confidence in Mike Moustakas


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The Royals will be sticking with Mike Moustakas as their starting third baseman for now, at least partly due to a lack of viable options. The team is wary of Johnny Giavotella defensively, according to the Kansas City Star.

"I'm not doing it," Ned Yost replied when asked about the possible permanent demotion or removal of Moustakas from the starting lineup. "Simple as that. I'm not really discussing it. He's going to stay here right now."

Moustakas has been platooning with Danny Valencia, who has been starting against left-handers. The Royals might not view Valencia as a full-time starter. Moustakas, however, owns a disturbing stat line of .147/.215/.321.


Mike Moustakas set to start Wednesday against Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has been given another shot to break from his season-long slump. He is in the starting lineup for the Wednesday afternoon game against Colorado.

Moustakas has been benched for three of the last seven games. He has not achieved a multi-hit game since April 23, after which he has just five hits in 40 at-bats to drop his batting average to .147.

His continued struggles could land him at Triple-A Omaha.


Royals 'unlikely' to send down Mike Moustakas


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost told MLB Network Radio it's "unlikely" the team will demote third baseman Mike Moustakas, who's hitting .149 in 109 at-bats. "We need to get him going, he's a big part of what we're trying to accomplish," Yost said.

Moustakas is in a 1-for-14 skid.