22 Facts About Mike Moustakas

1. Mike Moustakas is the nephew of author, MLB player and former New York Mets hitting coach Tom Robson, who gave Moustakas hitting tips growing up.

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2. Mike Moustakas is of Greek descent, as his grandmother was born in Greece, and flies a Greek flag above his locker in the Royals' clubhouse.

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3. Mike Moustakas led all American League third basemen with 16 errors.

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4. Mike Moustakas made 41 double plays far besting the previous mark of 34 Mark Teahen set in 2006.

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5. Mike Moustakas signed with the team on August 15, 2007, receiving a reported signing bonus of $4 million.

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6. Mike Moustakas was offered a scholarship to USC, but turned it down and decided to enter the 2007 MLB Draft.

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7. Mike Moustakas was drafted second overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Royals.

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8. Mike Moustakas continues to be wedded to his wife, Stephanie, since January 2014.

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9. Mike Moustakas went into last year's market off a 38-homer explosion.

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10. Mike Moustakas fled his Malibu home with his two young children before the mandatory evacuation order went out.

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11. Mike Moustakas declined his half of a mutual option for 2019 and became a free agent, on October 30, 2018.

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12. On July 28, 2018, Mike Moustakas was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez.

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13. On March 10, 2018, Mike Moustakas re-signed with the Royals for one year and $5.5 million, plus a mutual option for 2019.

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14. Mike Moustakas won the All-Star Final Vote for the second time of his career on July 6, 2017, and participated in the Home Run Derby.

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15. On May 7, 2016, Mike Moustakas was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured left thumb.

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16. In 2015, Mike Moustakas carried over his success from the postseason and had a batting average at or above.

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17. Mike Moustakas had his contract purchased by Kansas City on June 9, 2011.

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18. Mike Moustakas was voted "Player of the Year" by Cal-Hi Sports in both his sophomore and junior years.

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19. Mike Moustakas came from Kansas City to play third base in a midseason trade, while Joakim Soria did the.

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20. Mike Moustakas declined a $15 million option and Soria declined a $10 million option.

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21. Mike Moustakas declined his 2019 option with the Brewers and elected free agency.

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22. Mike Moustakas has elected to test free agency once again, rejecting the $15-million mutual option on his contract, according to a release from the Milwaukee Brewers.

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