Moore makes season's first start behind plate

Moore makes season's first start behind plate

KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Adam Moore started his first game of the year Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to it," Moore said. "I've already faced this guy [Tyler Lyons] down in [Triple-A] Omaha, too, so I have a good idea of what he's going to have tonight. I'm just going to go out there and have fun."

Moore, who had stints in the Major Leagues the past four seasons, opened 2012 on the Mariners' disabled list before being claimed off waivers by the Royals on July 7. He appeared in four games for the Royals last season and went 2-for-11 with a home run and a double.

With regular catcher Salvador Perez on the bereavement list, the Royals promoted Moore from Triple-A Omaha to share the job with George Kottaras.

Moore hit .190 with two doubles, five homers and 12 RBIs for the Storm Chasers.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.