Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:52:57 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas ended his 0-for-21 slump with a single Tuesday, April 8.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:56:53 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas played six innings at second base in the team's game Thursday, March 20. Manager Ned Yost said he would like his players to be versatile in case of an emergency.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:05:29 -0800
The Kansas City Royals signed Ps Justin Marks, Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, 3Bs Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia, INF Cheslor Cuthbert and OF Lane Adams to undisclosed one-year deals Friday, Feb. 21. All players were not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:32:23 -0800
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas said he's lost around 10 pounds this offseason. "I feel a lot lighter on my feet, I feel great when I'm moving around so I'm a lot more agile right now. So I feel good," Moustakas said. He also put in some hard work in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason, working with hitting coach Pedro Grifol.
Moustakas finished 2013 hitting just .233 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs. He said Grifol decided that Moustakas needed to get away from pulling everything to right field. He has focused on making solid contact and going up the middle or the other way during winter ball. Moustakas hit .288 and eight of his 19 hits were doubles in Venezuela. He also received plenty of at-bats against left-handed pitchers, whom he struggled against last year. "My strength is my hands and being able to hit the ball to right field," Moustakas said. "I got in trouble by trying to pull it, I just didn't let it happen. So when I tried to pull it, hips flew, shoulders flew, head flew, and I had no chance at making contact."
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:24:20 -0800
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas will be the team's everyday third baseman in 2014, according to general manager Dayton Moore. Moustakas worked with Royals hitting coach Pedro Grifol in the Venezuela Winter League. He hit .288 with three homers and 17 RBIs in winter ball.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:13:09 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a double against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, Aug. 30. He had missed the previous three games because of an illness.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:36:44 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (illness) will miss at least a few games because he's battling strep throat.
Fantasy Tip: Jamey Carroll will probably get a few more at-bats to boost his AL-only spot value.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:13:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) is feeling much better, and he'll return to the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:44:45 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) went 2-for-3 in his return to the lineup Saturday, Aug. 17, but was removed after six innings as a precautionary measure. "He's at 75 percent," manager Ned Yost said. "What happens is, because the muscle is weakened, it starts to get fatigued and a little bit sore. As the game went on, he was starting to get a little bit sore, so we got him out." Moustakas was not in the lineup Sunday, Aug. 18, and Yost said there is a possibility that he could sit out until Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) is in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Aug. 17.