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Royals call Moustakas to majors

Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:16 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 7:21 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The parade of highly touted Royals prospects to the majors continues. After Eric Hosmer came Danny Duffy. Now, Mike Moustakas has gotten the call, reports Bob Dutton (via Twitter). Mike Aviles has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

Moustakas, a 22-year-old third baseman, entered 2011 as a consensus top-10 prospect. He was the second overall draft pick in 2007 out of high school after David Price. Since then, Moustakas has cruised through the ranks of the minor leagues. This season, he's hitting .287 with 15 doubles, 10 homers, 44 RBI and 38 runs in 55 games. He started the season slowly but caught fire after Hosmer's callup, as if he was motivated to join him with the Royals. He tore up the lower levels of the minors before reaching Triple-A.

Expect Moustakas to immediately take over full time at third, as there's little reason for the Royals to promote him without playing. Hosmer's been a fixture in the lineup since he was summoned, so the Moustakas situation won't be any different. Wilson Betemit will probably be used to spell Moustakas on occasion and also see some time at second base along with Chris Getz.

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Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2011 9:54 am
 

Royals call Moustakas to majors

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Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 6:57 am
 

Royals call Moustakas to majors

in the kc star this morning, yost said he will play at least 5 games a week to start out with. debuting tonight against the angels and i'm optimistic that if he doesnt do well out of the gate then he will be fine come july. beginning your mlb career with 3 straight away series cant be easy but we'll see what he's made of. he just needs to play ball and not do too much. take hosmer's approach, be patient and hit the ball where it's pitched. i expect him to be mature for his age... well as a royals fan, i hope he will be. here in kc, we have to be optimistic or else we'd never stop dwelling on the fact we are on a 25 year playoff drought (and counting) with one winning season in the last quarter century. c'mon moose! 


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