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Reds Sign Mike Moustakas To 4 Years $64 Million

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  • Reds Sign Mike Moustakas To 4 Years $64 Million

    Mike Moustakas agrees to 4-year, $64M deal with Reds

    Infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds are in agreement on a four-year deal worth $64 million.

    Moustakas, who turned 31 in September, was a free agent for the third straight offseason after earning $18.7 million in a pair of one-year deals.

    He hit .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs last season for the Milwaukee Brewers, earning his third All-Star selection. After starting the season at second base, he moved to third when Travis Shaw slumped.

    The Reds plan to play Moustakas at second base.

    Moustakas had a $7 million salary in 2019 and received a $3 million buyout for declining his $10 million option for 2020.

    He rejected a $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals after the 2017 season and returned to the team for a one-year contract that included a $5.5 million salary and a $1 million option buyout. He was traded to the Brewers in July 2018 and finished with a .251 average, 28 homers and 95 RBIs, earning an additional $2.2 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.

    Moustakas has 182 homers, a .252 average and 561 RBIs in eight major league seasons.