Royals reinstate Moustakas, send Cuthbert back to Omaha
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas has been reinstated from the bereavement list Friday and is in the Kansas City Royals' lineup at third base and batting second against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Moustakas left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins after five innings. He has missed four games.
Moustakas, hitting .301 in 75 games, is one of four players competing for the final AL All-Star spot. Voting results will be announced shortly before game time.
To make room on the roster, infielder Cheslor Cuthbert, who had a hit in all four games he played with the Royals, has been optioned to Triple A Omaha. The Royals went 4-0 with Cuthbert starting at third base.