- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Moustakas is going on the operating table, Chris Young is going into the Kansas City Royals’ rotation, Brett Eibner is going on the disabled list and Dillon Gee is going to Triple-A Omaha.

Moustakas, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in a May 22 collision with teammate Alex Gordon, will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida.

Moustakas, a 2015 All-Star Game selection, hit .240 with seven home runs in 27 games before the injury. Gordon fractured his wrist during the collision and is on the disabled list.

Brett Eibner joined them on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Eibner injured his ankle Tuesday night while chasing down Brad Miller’s triple in the fifth inning of the Royals’ 10-5 victory over Tampa Bay.

“You just get through them,” Royals manager Ned Yost said of the injuries. “The thing is everybody wants to make a big deal about it, but we don’t make excuses about anything. If we start, ‘Oh, you know we’re losing guys,’ we don’t think like that. We feel like we’ve got enough to continue to complete. We deal with it.

“It’s not that we’re not sorry it happened. We don’t want it to happen, but we feel like we can cover it.”

Eibner made his big league debut Friday. On Saturday he had two hits, including a walk-off single, in the Royals’ seven-run ninth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox.

Eibner had an MRI that revealed no break.

“Good news,” Eibner said. “We’ll take five to seven days and see how it is. I tried to make a quick lateral move. Just the way my body went and the way my foot was planted was not natural.”

Eibner said he had ankle sprains in college and in the minors.

“This is nothing super serious, but this is probably the worst one I’ve had,” Eibner said.

Gee, who was the winning pitcher Tuesday, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. Gee gave up four runs and nine hits, including a home run, and a walk in five innings against the Rays. Gee, who was with the New York Mets the previous six seasons, is 2-2 with a 4.28 ERA in 11 games, including four starts.

Young replaced him and threw three scoreless innings, striking out five. He will replace Gee in the rotation, starting Sunday at Cleveland. Young made seven starts before going on the disabled list over his right forearm. He made two relief appearances upon returning to the roster. Yost said he could throw 75-80 pitches against the Indians.

The Royals recalled right-hander Peter Moylan, who was optioned Sunday to Omaha. Moylan was 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA with seven strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings with Kansas City.

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