Mike Moustakas has agreed to a four-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds. The infielder has played the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. The four-year deal is for $64 million, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Mike Moustakas’ deal with the Cincinnati Reds is for four years and $64 million, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2019
Reds Sign Mike Moustakas
Moustakas has been a consistent player since coming into the major leagues, and he has added more power over the past couple of seasons.
For his career, Moustakas is a three-time All-Star. He has mostly done that by averaging 26 home runs per 162 games. However, he is also a solid defender, especially when playing his natural position of third base.
Throughout his career, he has 10 defensive runs saved at third base. He does have zero defensive runs saved at second base, where he was asked to play for the first time this past season for the Brewers.
Adding Moustakas to the roster is a very good move. It also comes at a pretty good value of $16 million per season.
It’s also interesting for Moustakas that in past offseasons he has spent a lot of time on the market, but this offseason he was one of the first free agents to sign.
For the Reds
The Reds came into this offseason with a lot of money to spend. It wouldn’t be a surprise at all for this to just be the first of a couple of free agents to sign with Cincinnati.
Playing at Great American Ballpark is also a great chance for Moustakas to put up even bigger power numbers than he has during his career as it is one of the more hitter-friendly parks in all of baseball.
The next step will be to go out and add pitching.
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