Mike Moustakas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ned Yost not worried about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape

    Yardbarker "Ned Yost does not seem to be the least bit concerned about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape. Moustakas on Thursday agreed to a contract to return to the Kansas City Royals. He is showing up late for spring training, which could lead to some concerns about whether he will be ready when..." March 11

  • Mike Moustakas lost more than $10 million this offseason

    New York Post "Mike Moustakas should’ve just taken the money. The power-hitting third basemen lost more than $10 million by playing the waiting game all winter, until he resigned with the Royals on a one-year contract that guarantees him $6.5 million, according to Yahoo. Moustakas, 29, could end up earning..." March 09

  • Mike Moustakas’ deal shows just how broken free agency is

    Hardball Talk "In case you missed it, last night Mike Moustakas agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Royals this year. He’ll make $5.5 million. Presuming that the mutual option he and the Royals stuck in the deal is declined — and they’re almost always declined — he’ll get a $1 million buyout next year, so..." March 09

  • Royals pursuing Moustakas on 1-year deal

    CBS Sports "After losing Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain to free agency over the winter, the Kansas City Royals appear to be close to getting one of their core players back. The team is reportedly working on a short-term deal with third baseman Mike Moustakas. Moustakas was undoubtedly hoping for a large..." March 08

  • The fickle worth and uncertain future of Mike Moustakas

    Kansas City Star "By now his friends are all working, the ones he struggled and laughed with, failed and won with. Many of them are here, at Royals camp, where Mike Moustakas spent his last 10 springs. They miss him. "He'll always be part of what we did," general manager Dayton Moore said. Others are in new..." March 07

  • MLB Rumors: Mike Moustakas to Yankees or White Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB free agent market (finally) is starting to dry up, especially for teams looking to add an impact bat. Outfielder J.D. Martinez and his 45 home runs signed with the Boston Red Sox. First baseman Eric Hosmer and his 25 home runs signed with the San Diego Padres. Could former Kansas City..." February 20

  • ‘No indication’ Royals are trying to re-sign Mike Moustakas

    Larry Brown Sports "With Eric Hosmer headed to the San Diego Padres, there has been some speculation that the Kansas City Royals could try to bring back third baseman Mike Moustakas instead. However, there is no real indication that’s going to happen, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who reported Sunday that the..." February 18

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees keeping in touch with long-shot Moustakas

    Fanrag Sports "Free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Yankees have been in occasional contact in recent days, though Yankees people suggest the signing of any star remains unlikely at this moment due to concerns over the luxury-tax threshold and potential loss of a draft pick. Moustakas would..." February 13

  • Report: Yankees discuss the possibility of signing Mike Moustakas

    SNY TV "As the Yankees continue to monitor the second and third base markets, the team have 'discussed' the possibility of signing Mike Moustakas, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag sports. Heyman also notes that the Yankees would likely have to move contracts if they wish to pursue Moustakas..." February 02

  • Report: Brewers pursuing both Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly after a pair of All-Star free agents. According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden on Monday, the Brewers are pursuing both Chicago Cubs righty Jake Arrieta and Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Bowden also says that a Moustakas signing could be a..." January 15

  • Is Mike Moustakas an option for the Cardinals?

    Fanrag Sports "For the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s no such thing as a “rebuilding year” or even a “bridge year.” That sensibility and the accompanying expectations have reached a level where anything short of making the postseason and having a respectable run is barely good enough. Since they’re a club with a..." January 13

  • Mike Moustakas would be a perfect fit in the Bronx

    ESPN "The free-agent market is moving so slowly, one talent evaluator said this week, that January is about to become the new December. Teams once pushed to get their winter work done by the holidays, but now advanced analytics seems to have nudged a number of clubs into following the strategy used..." December 20

  • Greg Holland, Mike Moustakas named MLB Comeback Players of the Year for 2017

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball announced Friday that Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland and Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas have won the 2017 Comeback Player of the Year Awards in the National League and American League, respectively. Holland missed all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy..." December 01

  • Mike Moustakas reportedly wants to sign with Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels have been tied to free agent Mike Moustakas once again. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday that Moustakas has the Angels No. 1 on his list of teams with whom he would like to sign. A former No. 2 overall pick by the Kansas City Royals, Moustakas turned down a..." November 17

  • Royals will try hard to retain Hosmer and Moustakas

    Fanrag Sports "The Royals, who now seem less inclined to do a rebuild, are looking closely at potential returns for star infielders Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas but appear to have all but given up hope of retaining star center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Kansas City has been thought to be weighing a real..." November 12

  • Braves unlikely to pursue free-agent Mike Moustakas

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas already has been linked to the Braves. But the team is unlikely to dive into what’s expected to be a steep bidding war for the two-time All-Star. The Braves need help at third base and in the power department. Moustakas provides that, but at a potentially..." November 09

  • Yankees, Mets battling for Mike Moustakas?

    Newark Star-Ledger "A game of musical third basemen could play out in New York this winter. With the Mets (David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera) and Yankees (Chase Headley) both entering the offseason without the future at third base entrenched at the hot corner, expect to see both teams linked to similar..." November 06