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Doesn't Sound Like The Royals Will Be Calling Up Mike Moustakas

As Brian Goodman pointed out on Wednesday morning, the Kansas City Royals won't be calling up Mike Moustakas this September (via the Kansas City Star):

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“You could certainly make a case that it’s important for him to come up here in September, get acclimated and see what the major leagues are about,” Moore continued. “Is that prudent now? It’s not. He’s still going to get the same opportunity in spring training that he would have had in 2011 whether he’s a September call-up or not.”

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As Goodman pointed out, the Royals value international play and Moustakas isn't eligible to be on Team USA for the Pan-Am games if he's on the 40-man roster.

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So even though he's been putting up ridiculous numbers -- enough to name him the Texas League player of the year -- it doesn't sound like he'll be in a Royals uniform this month.

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