Mike Moustakas suffered a strained right oblique earlier this week on a swing and could miss the first two weeks of the season. He was reassigned March 11 to minor-league camp and was likely to open the season at Class AA Northwest Arkansas.
“He swung and fouled a ball back,” said J.J. Picollo, the assistant general manager for scouting and player development.
“He felt something and the next swing, with two strikes he hit a single, but you could see that his swing was a little funny. He jogged down the line and called the trainer out.”Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/18/1822931/the-day-in-camp.html#ixzz0idEphURp
Aaron Hartsock was impressive in a 3 1/3 inning stint in relief of Payano, fanning six batters and allowing just one hit. Ben Swaggerty also contributed a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth. Johnny Giavotella accounted for the Naturals only run with a solo home run. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Gio. Naturals lost the game 7-1.
David Lough had two singles and a walk in a 7-2 Omaha win.
Eric Hosmer was 3-3 with a double and a HR in 9-6 Blue Rocks ST win. Matt Mitchell back from Tommy John pitched strong for the Rocks going 3 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run while striking out six. Patrick Keating also threw two scoreless.