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Mike Moustakas remains sidelined with tight calf

Aug 14, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

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Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas made an early exit from Monday’s 6-2 victory over the Marlins with tightness in his left calf muscle. He did not play Tuesday, sat out again on Wednesday and might not be ready to return to action for another several days.

Royals manager Ned Yost told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star after Wednesday afternoon’s 5-2 loss to Miami that Moustakas isn’t making very much progress and that the “best-case scenario” would have him available for a pinch-hit appearance by Saturday or Sunday in Detroit. A retroactive stint on the 15-day disabled list has not been ruled out.

Moustakas, 24, is hitting .232/.290/.367 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 103 games this season for the Royals, who are currently 7 1/2 games back of the Tigers in the American League Central standings.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Bonifacio can play third base. He is not great, but can do the job if needed.

  2. blingslade - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Moose gets knocked out and all a sudden KC is losing for the first time since the All Star break.

    You make the connection.

  3. sportsdrenched - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    A tight calf leading to more than a day off. Something else going on there.

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