Moustakas part of Derby
SEATTLE — Well, Mike Moustakas is headed to Miami no matter what.
Moustakas, the Royals' third baseman, will be the club's first participant in the Home Run Derby in 26 years. He will compete next Monday at Marlins Park in Miami, the Royals confirmed.
When Moustakas takes his swings in the competition, which is part of the All-Star Game festivities, he will do so as a Royals record holder.
In the second inning of the Royals' game Monday night in Seattle, Moustakas clubbed his 23rd home run of the season — a 396-foot laser beam down the rightfield line. No player in Royals history had ever hit more than 22 homers before the All-Star break.