September 19, 2014

Royals sending third baseman Mike Moustakas to Omaha. Top prospect hitting just .152 in the majors

The Kansas City Royals have optioned third baseman Mike Moustakas to Triple-A Omaha. In a corresponding roster move, infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes will be recalled prior to Friday’s game in Anaheim.

Paredes, 25, has played in four games with the Royals this season, going 0-for-1 with two runs scored and two stolen bases as a pinch runner. He is hitting .327 (35-for-107) with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers and 17 RBI in 26 games with the Storm Chasers.

Moustakas, 25, is hitting .152 in 125 plate appearances. After a 2 for 3 performance against Baltimore in which he drove in three runs back on May 14, he has slumped going 1 for his last 13.