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Mike Moustakas out with a bruised thumb

It doesn't sound serious, but the team is being cautious.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals offense is struggling right now, and they'll be without their best hitter for a few games. Mike Moustakas, who leads the team with seven home runs and a .548 slugging percentage, will miss tonight's game against the Washington Nationals with a thumb injury.

Mike Moustakas was hitting .258/.317/.548 in 23 games this year. Christian Colon, who started last night, again gets the start at third base. The Royals have a day game tomorrow against tough right-hander Stephen Strasburg, so Mike Moustakas may get another day off tomorrow with the team getting an off day on Thursday. Moustakas dealt with some hamstring issues earlier this season, so the rest may be good for him, although it hurts a lineup that has scored just 11 runs over the last seven games.

Will Moose's injury cause Ned to juggle the lineup?