{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Moose big on 'D' with secret little glove

Moose big on 'D' with secret little glove

|
Moose big on 'D' with secret little glove
OAKLAND -- Royals manager Ned Yost noted that, despite his slow start at the plate, Mike Moustakas has been providing stellar defense at third base.

Moustakas has a little secret: a little glove.

He uses a training glove or mini-glove in practice, a Rawlings mitt that looks made for a Little Leaguer. But many players use it as a tool to improve their fielding and Moustakas is a true believer.

"It keeps your hands down and makes you actually feel the ball, make you catch the ball in the right part of the glove," Moustakas said. "You don't have a lot of room to miss. So when you're fielding ground balls you have to be a lot more perfect, a lot more fine to be able to get it right in that little area."

He said the mini-glove measures just 9 1/2 inches from bottom to top while his normal glove is 12 1/4 inches. Moustakas has been using it since his Minor League days.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español