Mike Moustakas signs with Cincinnati

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

The Reds are adding more power to their infield by agreeing to sign former Brewers slugger Mike Moustakas to the richest free-agent contract in club history, according to Major League Baseball insider reports.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not been announced.

In the 2018 offseason, Moustakas signed a one-year, $10-million deal to stay with the Brewers. The 31-year-old could fill the Reds' hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season. He hit.254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year, making his third All-Star team. All 40 of Moustakas' career starts at the keystone position came with the Milwaukee Brewers last season.

Moustakas, who is expected to move one base over for the Reds, is getting a four-year deal worth $64 million, according to Jon Heyman. He spent almost 800 innings at third base as well as approximately 360 innings at second base.

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