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Royals | Mike Moustakas out for the rest of 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:43:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) will miss the remainder of the season, manager Ned Yost announced Thursday, May 26. Yost noted Moustakas will be ready for spring training next year.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas can be replaced in all seasonal leagues. Cheslor Cuthbert projects to see the bulk of starts at the third base going forward, but through 110 plate appearances for Kansas City over the past two seasons, he has returned an underwhelming .229/.264/.353 slash line. Cuthbert is a low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas to DL with ACL tear

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:06:19 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee Thursday, May 26. In a corresponding move, OF Brett Eibner was recalled from Class AAA Omaha.

Fantasy Tip: The injury will likely cost Moustakas the remainder of the season, and even in a best-case scenario where he returns late in the year, it likely isn't worth stashing Moustakas in the majority of leagues. In his absence, Cheslor Cuthbert should continue to see the majority of starts at the hot corner. But through 110 plate appearances for Kansas City over the past two seasons, the 23-year-old Cuthbert has returned an underwhelming .229/.264/.353 slash line. He is nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, and that is only because of his likely full-time role. Eibner has hit 29 home run over the past two seasons with Omaha, and he owns a .309/.411/.537 slash line this year. For now, he is a flier grab in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but if Eibner carves out a role with semi-regular starts, he could have more value.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas out again

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:07:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25. 3B Cheslor Cuthbert is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Cuthbert is hitting .255 with three RBI on the season. He's not a potent flyer against Tyler Duffey.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas remains sidelined

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:39:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) is out of the lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, May 24. 3B Cheslor Cuthbert is starting at third base and is hitting eighth against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana.

Fantasy Tip: Moose is dealing with a bruised knee from the collision with Alex Gordon Sunday, but he's listed as day-to-day and could return as soon as tomorrow. Return him to starting lineups everywhere once he's back. Cuthbert has limited upside with a line-drive stroke and mediocre power. That makes him not all that attractive in daily formats while near the bottom of the order.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas out Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:15:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 23. 2B Whit Merrifield is starting at third base and batting second against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas sustained the injury on Sunday, but it's only a minor issue, as he's being considered day-to-day. In the meantime, fantasy owners in all leagues can look past Merrifield, who had a .278/.342/.458 line in Class AAA in 36 ballgames. He's just a backup talent.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas goes hitless in return

Sat, 21 May 2016 15:09:59 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Chicago White Sox in his return from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: It's hardly the way any big leaguer wants to return to the field, but the positive news here is that his fractured thumb doesn't appear to be an issue anymore. Moustakas was providing most of the pop in the Royals' order prior to his injury, but a slow start should have been expected, especially with a hand issue. Although he may need a few more games to get re-acclimated, he should remain in the lineup in most leagues.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas back in the lineup

Sat, 21 May 2016 09:12:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (thumb) is batting second in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas has not played since the beginning of the month, so owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to avoid him for the time being. He should be return to the starting lineup in most standard leagues.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas activated

Sat, 21 May 2016 07:16:25 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (thumb) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 21. The team also optioned 3B Cheslor Cuthbert to Class AAA Omaha.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas should regain the starting third baseman job and will be in the lineup most days. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to see him play in a game before using him, but he should be a starting candidate in most leagues.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas expected back Saturday

Fri, 20 May 2016 21:25:15 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (thumb) is expected to be activated from the disabled list before the game against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming Moustakas is activated as planned, go ahead and plug him back into your starting lineup.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas rehabbing

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:55:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (thumb) went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the designated hitter in his first rehab game for Class AA Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, May 18, and he could come off the disabled list this weekend against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Moose was well on his way to another 20-homer season with a .258 average, seven home runs and 13 RBI before he fractured his thumb. Hopefully for his owners his power stroke won't be affected by this injury when he's back. Be ready to put him right back into starting lineups everywhere. Cheslor Cuthbert has been a short-term option in single-universe leagues but could return to the minors.

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