During the 2019 season, Moustakas batted .254/.329/.516 with a career-high .845 OPS, 35 home runs, 87 RBI, and a career-high 53 walks in 143 games. Over his last three seasons, he’s played in 443 games, finishing with a slash line of .259/.319/.498 with an OPS+ of 113.
The Reds haven’t reached the postseason since 2013, but they’ve made moves in an attempt to become a contender. Cincinnati called up Nick Senzel at and traded for Trevor Bauer at the among other things in hopes of speeding up their rebuild and competing with the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers in the NL Central. In 2020, while a lot of things need to go right for the Reds, . While Moustakas hasn’t showed any signs of a decline, the four-year deal does exceed expectations for his third go-around in free agency. The Reds appear to be confident that Moustakas, a left-handed hitter, can sustain consistent power for the next four seasons.
The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a deal with free-agent infielder Mike Moustakas, the club announced on Thursday. The deal is a four-year contract and Moustakas will be guaranteed million through the 2023 season. The Reds note that it is the largest free-agent contract in club history. Moustakas will wear No. 9 with Cincinnati.
Moustakas, an All-Star last season for the Milwaukee Brewers, secured a long-term deal after signing back-to-back one-year deals with the Royals and Brewers in free agency. He signed a one-year deal worth .5 million in 2018 and a one-year, million deal in 2019.