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Moustakas says bruised forearm nothing serious

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BOSTON -- Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Monday's 10-6 loss to the Red Sox with a lateral right forearm contusion after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the first inning.

X-rays taken at Fenway Park were negative. Moustakas said after the game that the injury was not serious

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BOSTON -- Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Monday's 10-6 loss to the Red Sox with a lateral right forearm contusion after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the first inning.

X-rays taken at Fenway Park were negative. Moustakas said after the game that the injury was not serious

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Moustakas stayed in the game after the hit by pitch and scored a run, but in the bottom of the first, the Royals replaced Moustakas as the designated hitter with Abraham Almonte.

There was some confusion about the lineup change, because the original lineup for the Royals had Moustakas at third base, and Cheslor Cuthbert as the DH. So when Cuthbert was seen at third base in the bottom of the first, the assumption was that the Royals had forfeited the DH.

But that was not the case. The Red Sox and Royals' public relations departments determined that just before game time, the Royals switched Moustakas to DH and Cuthbert to third base, and that was the lineup card presented to the umpires.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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