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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: 5 | Salary: $524,500 | Owned/Started%: 95/79 | Average Draft Position: 247.48
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Royals 3B Mike Moustakas blasts fifth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 1 for 4 at the plate in Kansas City's 4-2 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. Moustakas did his damage in the first inning when he belted a solo home run off of Michael Pineda, his fifth of the season.

Moustakas is now hitting .322 with 16 RBI in 170 at-bats this season.


Mike Moustakas returns to Royals' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas returned to the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Moustakas left Saturday's game after getting struck in the collarbone by a ground ball. 


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas leaves game with clavicle contusion


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a left clavicle contusion, the team announced.

Moustakas took a line drive off of his chest/neck area in the second inning, but tried to stay in the game. He was pulled in the fourth inning after going 1 for 2 with a double in the game.

"He's fine, just a bruise," manager Ned Yost said to MLB.com. "The trainers were a little nervous at the beginning because it was getting sore. They didn't know what it was, but they came in and X-rayed it, and everything came up clean."

He is considered day to day with the injury and is hitting .327 with 15 RBI in 155 at-bats this season.


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas goes 3 for 4 in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas collected three hits during Wednesday night's 7-1 victory over the Reds. 

Moustakas recorded one double and two singles in the game. His double marked his 10th of the season. He went 3 for 4 in the game. 

This is his second game in a row going 3 for 4 in the Reds. So far in the series, Moustakas is 6 for 8 with three doubles and two RBI. He's hitting .333/.387/.490 for the season. 

"I quite frankly and honestly can't say I have seen a player in the big leagues make as big an improvement as Mike Moustakas has made from last year to this year," Royals manager Ned Yost said, via MLB.com. "And it's not even close. It's not even close. You see good players that come in, but to have to completely reinvent himself and change his game offensively, I've never seen it before."


Royals' Mike Moustakas improves batting average by beating shift


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas' spring training mission to improve his batting average by learning to hit the ball the other way to beat the shift has paid off, reports MLB.com.

"I feel like I'm a quarterback looking over the defense when I come up," Moustakas said, smiling. "I have to have an idea what looks good and where the holes are."

A career .236 hitter before 2015, Moustakas enter Tuesday's game against the Reds with a .319 batting average.

Royals 3B Mike Moustakas goes 4 for 5, just misses hitting for cycle


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 4 for 5 on Friday, collecting two doubles, one triple and one homer.

He missed out on a cycle by a few feet in his last at-bat, settling for one of his two doubles.

"I was just happy it got down for a hit and happy it stayed fair," Moustakas said. "I hit it pretty well. Just happy we won. We beat a good team over there. We beat a great pitcher."

Royals Mike Moustakas goes yard in win over Rangers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas took a 1-1 pitch deep to right field for a home run in the seventh inning during Tuesday night's 7-6 win over the Rangers. 

Moustakas finished the game 2 for 5 and also had a single. This was Moustakas' fourth home run of the season and first since April 21. Moustakas is now hitting .312/.377/.456 for the season. 


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas returns to lineup Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) As expected, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has returned from bereavement leave and is set to start Monday against Texas. He is batting in what has been his usual second spot in the lineup.

Moustakas broke a 2-for-19 slide with three hits in his last game Thursday before heading out.


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas likely to return Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said third baseman Mike Moustakas will "probably" return to the club on Monday, according to the Kansas City Star

Moustakas was placed on the bereavement list due to a family emergency. 

Christian Colon has filled in for Moustakas during his time away from the team. The Royals are likely to option Orlando Calixte to a minor-league affiliate. 


Alcides Escobar returns to Royals' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Alcides Escobar returned to the Royals' starting lineup on Friday. Escobar was activated from the 7-day disabled list earlier in the day. He will play shortstop and lead off. 

Christian Colon, who started all seven games that Escobar missed, moves to third base to replace Mike Moustakas, placed on the bereavement list earlier in the day. It's the first start Moustakas has missed this season.

Colon will bat ninth. 


Royals place Mike Moustakas on bereavement list


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement/family emergency list, the team announced on Friday. 

The Royals didn't say what the specific reason for Moustakas' leave was. He's eligible to return on Monday. 


Royals' Mike Moustakas snaps 2-for-19 slump with three-hit game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas totaled three singles, two runs and one walk during a 7-4 win Thursday against the Indians. Moustakas snapped a 2-for-19 slump with his three-hit performance.

Despite the slow start to May, Moustakas is still batting .343 (23 for 67) with one home run, four doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs over his last 16 games.

Moustakas has 12 multihit games in 28 appearances this season.


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas struggles in series against Tigers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has had a terrific start to the 2015 season. But, he did struggle in the recent three-game series against the Tigers. 

"Moose" had just one hit in 12 at-bats, none for extra bases. He neither scored nor drove in a run for the Royals, as they lost two of the three games against their division rivals. On a positive note, Moustakas struck out only once in the series.

Despite the rough three games, Moustakas is still sporting a nifty .349/.378/.419 slash line over his last 10 games as he continues to rebound from a disappointing 2014 campaign.


3B Mike Moustakas bangs out four hits in Royals' win on Monday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) Third baseman Mike Moustakas recorded a four-hit night on Monday, doubling and singling three times in the Royals' win over the Indians.

"We had a great night, shortening up with two strikes and just going the other way, just like Moose did in just about every at-bat," Royals manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com.

His RBI hit in the seventh inning gave the Royals an insurance run that ignited what turned out to be a three-run inning.

"I'm not trying to let [the pitches] get deeper," he said. "I just want to see it longer. If there's a pitch I can pull, I will pull it.

Moustakas raised his batting average to .342 with the 4-for-5 night.


Royals' Moustakas, Perez batting better than .340 vs. Quintana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Salvador Perez have good track records against White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana, who will be on the mound for Friday's AL Central showdown.

Moustakas is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, two walks and seven strikeouts in his career against the left-hander, while Perez is batting .364 (12 for 33) with one triple, two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, two walks and five strikeouts.

Both players are also doing well against lefties in 2015. Moustakas, who bats left-handed, is batting .355 (11 for 31) with one home run, three doubles and three RBI against lefties, while Perez -- who bats right-handed -- is batting .296 (8 for 27) with one double, one home run and five RBI.


Royals' Mike Moustakas breaks through with HR, go-ahead RBI hit


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/22/2015) Mike Moustakas hit two-run homer in the fourth inning and then delivered the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth to help lift the Royals over the Twins on Tuesday.

"You almost want to stand up on this table and yell, 'I told you so!'" Royals manager Ned Yost said referring to his decision to sick with the struggling third baseman. "But I'm not. I'm not an I-told-you-so kind of guy." 

Moustakas was 2 for his last 16 entering Tuesday's game.


Royals' Mike Moustakas cools off slightly


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas cooled off at the plate over the weekend. He's hitless in his last nine at bats and has dropped to a .304 average, after entering Friday at .382. 

Moustakas has two home runs and two RBI this season, but none of either since April 11. 


Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez homer for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez both hit fourth-inning home runs in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Angels.

Moustakas hit a solo shot as part of a five-run fourth-inning rally. He went two for four on the day with a walk and his first stolen base of the year. The home run was his second on the season, and he's now hitting .353. 

Perez hit a two-run homer later in the inning. He went two for four on the day. On the season, he has two home runs, six RBI and is hitting .421.


Royals' Mike Moustakas learning to hit over infield shift


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was crippled by the infield shift in 2014, reducing him to a .212 hitter. But since Kansas City's postseason run, Moustakas has opted to hit the ball over the shift, which resulted in a franchise-record five postseason homers and one through three games this season.

"I think back to when I was in the minors, I used to use all fields to some degree," Moustakas said, per MLB.com. "Then when I got up here, I started to feel like I had to pull everything. I was definitely a dead-pull hitter.

"But now I feel like I'm going back to the hitter I used to be, someone who can drive the ball the other way. The shift has definitely made me more of a complete hitter."


Royals' Mike Moustakas hits first opposite-field homer of his career


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit the first opposite-field homer of his career in a 10-1 Opening Day win over the White Sox. 

The first 52 homers of Moustakas' career were to center or right field, but he hit Jeff Samardzija's 1-1 pitch to left-center in the fifth inning for a solo home run.

"I know I hit some the other way in the Minors," Moustakas said. "But it felt pretty good. I didn't know it was out, but was happy when it did."

Moustakas went two for three with a walk and two runs scored.  


Yost: Mike Moustakas likely two-hole batter for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will likely start the season as the team's second hitter in the batting order, Ned Yost indicated on Saturday.

Yost didn't confirm the decision, but he made it clear that Moustakas will be the likely two-hole hitter, per the Kansas City Star.

Moustakas is hitting .315 in spring games for the Royals


Royals' Mike Moustakas plans to bunt more to beat infield shifts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas said Tuesday he plans on bunting more this year to beat infield shifts, according to MLB.com.

According to The Bill James Handbook, teams used the infield shift during 70.7 percent of Moustakas' at-bats in 2014, which was the 10th-highest percentage in the majors. Moustakas hit just .179 on grounders and short liners against the shift.

"So I just have to adapt and if that means laying down more bunts, going the other way, I'll do it," he said. "It's something I never felt comfortable doing. I was always told just to swing the bat. Now, with the way the game has changed, you have to try other ways to get on base. I'm sure [first-base coach] Rusty [Kuntz] and I will be in the cage a lot working on bunting."


Mike Moustakas, Royals reach $2.64 million settlement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Mike Moustakas settled with the Royals at $2.64 million, slightly above the midpoint, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Tuesday. The third baseman will also receive a $10,000 bonus for 550 plate appearances. He filed for $3.1 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $1.85 million, prior to the settlement.

Moustakas hit .212/.271/.361 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 500 plate appearances last season.


Royals, Mike Moustakas exchange arbitration figures


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has filed for $3.1 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $1.85 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Moustakas is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He hit .212/.271/.361 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 457 at-bats last season.


Royals 3B Mike Moustakas homers in Game 6 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 10-0 skewering of the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday.

Moustakas kicked off a seven-run second inning by driving home a run with a double. He then capped off the offensive explosion with a solo blast in the seventh inning. It was Moustakas' fifth postseason home run, but he's been very quiet over the past two weeks, collecting just three hits in 23 at-bats over his previous seven games before delivering a big performance Tuesday. The two teams both head into Wednesday's Game 7 needing just one more win to take home a title.