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.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:22:36 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) felt good while taking ground balls before the game Friday, Aug. 16. "It feels good," said Moustakas. "I got to go out and take some ground balls, and I'm ready in case Skip needs me." Moustakas could start sometime this weekend, but a better guess for him is a return Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Moose will be able to avoid a disabled list stint, unless he suffers a setback this weekend. Emilio Bonifacio, who has been playing third base in his absence, will move to a utility infield role when Moustakas is back. Bonifacio has slumped with the bat this year, but his speed makes him an asset in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:44:39 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) remains out of the lineup for the team's doubleheader Friday, Aug. 16, and he will do work on the field so the team can assess his progress.
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas could still land on the disabled list if he doesn't start improving soon. Prepare for that possibility. Emilio Bonifacio's value will increase in the short term if that happens.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:09:24 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (foot) is walking without a boot Thursday, Aug. 15, and will take part in some light on-field work.
Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign that Moose might be able to avoid the disabled list, but he's not out of the woods yet. Emilio Bonifacio is expected to take his spot at third base for however long he's sidelined.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:46:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (foot) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Aug. 15, with INF Emilio Bonifacio taking over at the hot corner.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:21:24 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) is wearing a walking boot while dealing with tightness in his left calf, but the team said the walking boot is only a precautionary measure to relieve pressure in his calf. He's hitting .293 with four home runs and 13 RBIs since the All-Star break. Manager Ned Yost said it's possible Moustakas will land on the disabled list. SS Elliot Johnson started at third Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson isn't the answer if Moustakas lands on the DL. That's why the Royals traded for infield utility man Emilio Bonifacio Wednesday. Bonifacio's worth will increase in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues if Moose is sidelined longer.