Mike Moustakas to sign four-year deal with Reds
The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly made the first significant splash of the MLB offseason.
According to various reports, the Reds have agreed to terms with third baseman Mike Moustakas on a four-year deal. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, he will make $64 million over the course of the deal.
Mike Moustakas' deal with the Cincinnati Reds is for four years and $64 million, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2019
After back-to-back one-year deals, Moustakas finally gets the multi-year deal he craved. He hit 35 home runs in 2018 for the Milwaukee Brewers, the second time in his career that he hit 30 home runs or more. The hitter-friendly confines of Great American Ball Park should prove favorable to him.
According to reports, the Reds plan to use Moustakas at second base. They have an established star at third base in Eugenio Suarez, but the Reds won’t be paying Moustakas to come off the bench. He got some experience at second last season with the Brewers.
Moustakas turned 31 in September. He’s a career .252 hitter and a three-time All-Star, including with Milwaukee in 2019.