Mike Moustakas placed on D.L. with torn ACL

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, left, and third baseman Mike Moustakas collide during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Chicago. The White Sox won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Such injuries usually sideline a player for a long period.

Moustakas and leftfielder Alex Gordon collided Sunday while chasing a fly ball in Chicago. Gordon went on the disabled list Monday with a right wrist fracture.

Moustakas did not play in the next three games at Minnesota and was checked out by team physicians upon returning to Kansas City for a seven-game home stand beginning Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.

Moustakas, a 2015 All-Star game selection, was hitting .240 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs in 27 games. It is Moustakas’ second trip to the disabled list in May after missing three weeks with a broken left thumb.

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