Royals activate Moustakas from bereavement list

Royals activate Moustakas from bereavement list

ARLINGTON -- The Royals activated Mike Moustakas from the bereavement/family emergency list on Monday and had the third baseman batting second in the series opener against the Rangers.

Infielder Orlando Calixte was optioned to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Moustakas on the roster.

Moustakas, who left the team on Friday to return home to Los Angeles, arrived back just in time as the Royals continue their seven-game road trip. Moustakas entered Monday leading the American League with a .440 road batting average.

Todd Wills is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.