Moya was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Saturday's game. After a callup June 17, Moya initially mashed (four HR, 1.218 OPS in eight games), but his bat has gone relatively silent since. In his past nine games, Moya was 3-for-26 (.115) with 15 strikeouts in 26 at-bats.
Moya is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Kansas City. Moya will get the night game off as Mike Aviles gets the call in right field, batting sixth. Moya has yet to get it going in July, hitting 3-for-23 (.130) with 14 strikeouts this month.
Moya is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays. He'll take a seat against right-hander R.A. Dickey to afford Mike Aviles a spot start in right field Sunday.
Moya homered, a solo shot, in a 2-for-4 game Monday against Detroit. Moya continues to show big power since taking over for the injured J.D. Martinez in the Tigers outfield. He now has 11 extra-base hits in just 21 games and raised his slugging percentage to a stellar .616 with Monday's effort. As long as Moya mashes like this, the Tigers will have a hard time keeping him out of the lineup.
Moya (knee) is back in the lineup Wednesday, Tony Paul of the Detroit News reports. The 24-year-old outfielder missed three games due to right knee soreness, but is in the lineup after testing the knee on the field before the game against Miami. Since J.D. Martinez went down with a right elbow injury, Moya has been the most consistent replacement, hitting 10-for-27 with three home runs.