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Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding roster move.

Moustakas was demoted to Omaha on May 22 after batting just .152/.223/.320 over his first 139 plate appearances for Kansas City. He showed signs of promise on the farm — hitting .355/.412/.548 with a homer and five RBI in 34 plate appearances — but high-level minor league performance is nothing new for the former No. 2 overall pick. Moustakas, who will turn 26 years old in September, batted .322/.369/.630 with 36 home runs and 124 RBI in 2010 between Double-A and Triple-A, and was rated a Top 10 prospect by both Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America heading into the 2011 campaign.

Now it’s about translating that success to the majors. The journey continues.

  1. chc4 - Jun 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    He’s a AAAA guy. Tears up the minors but not ML caliber.

  2. timmons94 - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Between the disaster of taking Christian colon and moose how on earth does Dayton Moore still have a job.

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