Mike Moustakas has arrived, and the circumstances surrounding his promotion were awfully similar to those of Eric Hosmer. Both were promoted on Thursday afternoons following a Royals victory. Hopefully the similarities don't end there as all Hosmer has done since being promoted is hit (.309/.349/.485/133 OPS+). Hosmer probably possess a more advanced bat so it wouldn't surprise me to see Moustakas initially struggle. But I think he will hit.
Moose hit .287/.347/.498 with 10 home runs, 15 doubles, and 44 RBIs for Omaha in 55 games this year.
Mike Aviles is the odd man out, which kind of makes the roster awkward and uncomfortable. I've always been a huge Aviles but he's been struggling offensively and defensively this year so I get why he was demoted. But that leaves Wilson Betemit as the emergency utility infielder, and I use emergency in the way it's used for emergency catchers and emergency quarterbacks, meaning I don't believe for a second he'll spend an inning at shortstop or second base. If he could actually play a passable second that would be a boon for the offense. But I'm guessing he can't and I'm not sure I'd want to watch him try.
I suspect he'll be dealt soon and Aviles will find his way back to KC, once again splitting time with Getz. That's speculation on my part though, they may instead decide to call up Johnny Giavotella who's hitting .302/.363/.412 for Omaha. I think most fans would be ok with that move too, I know I would be. I'm sure most people assumed Giavotella would soon enough be passed on the depth chart by Christian Colon but I think there's a very real possibility that Colon stays at shortstop. Again speculation on my part, but Alcides Escobar is showing no signs of figuring out big league pitching so KC will eventually have to replace him.