Mike Moustakas re-signs with Brewers on one-year deal
Mike Moustakas had a fairly productive second half of the season with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 after they acquired him from the Kansas City Royals, and they have decided to bring the infielder back.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Moustakas has agreed to a new one-year deal with the Brewers.
Free-agent Mike Moustakas in agreement with #Brewers on a one-year contract, pending a physical, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 17, 2019
ESPN’s Jeff Passan adds that the contract is worth around $9 million.
Free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas is headed back to the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year deal in the $9M+ range, a league source tells ESPN. @Ken_Rosenthal had the agreement first.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 17, 2019
Moustakas has shown some serious pop over the past two seasons. He hit 28 home runs in 2018 and 38 in 2017, but he has not been a highly coveted player in an era where less emphasis is placed on power numbers and more on average and on-base percentage. However, he did receive interest from several teams this offseason.
Unfortunately for Moustakas, he appeared to really mess up his free agency last year and has had to take less money since as a result. He could be a great value for the Brewers if he can duplicate his production from the past two years.