Moustakas sits against lefty Sale

Moustakas sits against lefty Sale

CHICAGO -- Mike Moustakas sat for the third time in the last four games Monday, as Royals manager Ned Yost opted to give the young third baseman's bruised right knee another day of rest.

Moustakas originally injured his knee last weekend in Seattle before again banging it during a game late last week against Cleveland.

Yost said Moustakas could play, but the manager decided to give the left-handed-hitting Moustakas another day off against White Sox All-Star left-hander Chris Sale.

"It's a bone contusion in his knee and the more time we can give him, the better off he's going to be," Yost said. "Against a tough left-hander again today, it's a good opportunity to give him a break."

Yost said Moustakas "will be in there [Tuesday] for sure," but said it was too early to speculate whether Moustakas would start Wednesday against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana.