Free-agent infielder Mike Moustakas has signed a four-year, $64 million with the Cincinnati Reds. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news.
Moustakas deal with cincy is believed to be for about $16M per year. 4 years. #reds
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 2, 2019
Moustakas, 31, hit .254 with 35 home runs and 87 RBIs last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. His play got him to the All-Star Game for the third time in his career. He has been in the big leagues since the 2011 season, starting with the Royals and playing the last year and a half for the Brewers.
The infielder has a .252 career batting average with 561 RBIs and 182 home runs. He was a member of the 2015 World Series team with the Kansas City Royals as well.
The Reds are looking to compete this season and Moustakas should help them in the field and at the plate. Cincinnati ranked 24th in batting average at .244 last season, so Moustakas will help with their offensive production as they try to make a playoff push.