Mike Moustakas

#8 3B / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 211 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • Mike Moustakas: Officially becomes free agent
      By RotoWire Staff

      Moustakas declined the Royals' qualifying offer and became a free agent Thursday, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports. Although it was expected that Moustakas would reject Kansas City's offer, the news was made official just ahead of Thursday's deadline. The third baseman will look for a large multi-year offer after slashing .272/.314/.521 with 38 home runs and 85 RBI last season.

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    • The Royals made a qualifying offer to Moustakas prior to Monday's deadline, the Kansas City Star reports. It's expected that Moustakas will turn down the $17.4 million offer for 2018 and ink a multi-year deal this winter. Whether he, Eric Hosmer or Lorenzo Cain end up returning to Kansas City on a long-term deal is very much up in the air at this point. The Royals will receive a pick after the end of the first round of the 2018 first-year player draft if Moustakas inks a deal with another club worth $50 million or more, while they'll receive a compensatory pick after the second round if the new contract is worth less than $50 million.

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    • Moustakas went 3-for-4 in Friday's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks. With only three home runs in 82 at-bats in September, Moustakas' power production has dipped down the stretch, but it's still been enough for him to establish a new franchise record with 38 long balls on the campaign. The third baseman is at least helping fantasy owners down the stretch in the batting-average department, with his three hits Friday bringing his mark up to .324 over his last 10 contests.

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    • Royals' Mike Moustakas: Scheduled day off Thursday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Moustakas is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Moustakas heads to the bench in favor of Cheslor Cuthbert as manager Ned Yost begins the process of giving some regulars the day off following the Royals' elimination from playoff contention. Over the course of the season, Moustakas has slashed .271/.314/.523 with a franchise-record 38 home runs to go along with 85 RBI.

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    • Royals' Mike Moustakas: Expected to sit Thursday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Moustakas is expected sit Thursday's game against the Tigers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports. With the Royals out of the playoff picture, manager Ned Yost will afford a few of his starters a day off as the season winds down. It will be Moustakas' final day off of 2017, as he's expected to start all three games against the Diamondbacks over the weekend. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season in which he's hit .271/.312/.526 with 38 homers in 143 games.

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