MLB pocket book: Moustakas agrees to cope with Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds and free agent infielder Mike Moustakas agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract, a number of media retailers reported Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Sep 29, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas (11) reacts within the second inning towards the Colorado Rockies at Coors Area. Necessary Credit score: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports activities

Moustakas, 31, batted .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs in 143 video games with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019. He made the All-Star staff for the third time. Based on quite a few reviews, the Reds play to play the long-time third baseman at second base.

Moustakas was the No. 2 total decide within the 2007 draft and performed his first seven-plus seasons with the Royals, incomes All-Star honors in 2015 and 2017 and serving to Kansas Metropolis win the World Collection in 2015. The Royals traded him to the Brewers in July 2018.

He was named the 2017 American League Comeback Participant of the 12 months after slugging a career-high 38 homers. Moustakas missed a lot of the 2016 season with a torn ACL.

—The Boston Pink Sox traded catcher Sandy Leon to the Cleveland Indians in trade for minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista.

Leon, 30, performed in 358 video games over 5 seasons in Boston. In 2019, he appeared in 65 video games at catcher (50 begins) and hit .192 with 5 house runs and 19 RBIs.

—The San Diego Padres acquired second baseman Jurickson Profar from the Oakland A’s for catcher Austin Allen and a participant to be named.

Profar, 26, is getting into his closing season of arbitration and was a non-tender candidate for Oakland, which is taking a look at a payroll crunch for 2020. He has been projected to earn $5.eight million subsequent season. Profar hit .218 with 20 house runs and 67 RBIs in 139 video games final season.

Allen, 25, appeared in 34 video games final season as a rookie for the Padres, hitting .215 with no house runs and three RBIs in 65 at-bats.

—The Miami Marlins acquired two infielders, claiming first baseman Jesus Aguilar off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and including second baseman/shortstop Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles in trade for left-handed pitcher Easton Lucas.

Aguilar, 29, break up final season between the Brewers and the Rays, a 12 months after he was an All-Star for Milwaukee. He hit a mixed .236/.325/.389 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 131 video games this 12 months.

Villar, 28, performed in all 162 for Baltimore this 12 months, hitting .274/.339/.453 with 24 homers, 73 RBIs and 40 steals.

—Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was named the winner of the 2019 Edgar Martinez Excellent Designated Hitter Award. Jorge Soler of the Kansas Metropolis Royals completed second within the voting.

The 39-year-old veteran batted .311 with 41 homers and 108 RBIs in 120 video games this season as he helped the Twins declare the American League Central division title. The six-time All-Star led AL designated hitters in runs, hits, whole bases, house runs, RBIs, batting common and slugging proportion.

—The Chicago Cubs parted methods with infielder Addison Russell once they didn’t tender him a contract, making him a free agent.

Russell’s now ex-wife Melisa Reidy detailed allegations of bodily, psychological and emotional abuse on her weblog in September 2018. Russell, 25, served a 40-game suspension — together with the primary 28 video games of the 2019 season — for the violation of the league’s home violence coverage.

The previous All-Star, who helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Collection batted .237 with 9 homers and 23 RBIs in 82 video games final season when he noticed extra motion at second base (39 begins) than shortstop (16).

—Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann agreed to phrases on a one-year contract price $5.four million.

McCann batted .273 with 18 homers, 60 RBIs and 62 runs scored in 118 video games final season, his first with the White Sox. He was named to the All-Star staff for the primary time in his profession.

—The Minnesota Twins and Ehire Adrianza averted wage arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million deal. The 30-year-old infielder is getting a $300,000 elevate. Adrianza batted .272 with 5 homers and 22 RBIs in 83 video games final season.

—At baseball’s deadline for 2020 contract tenders, quite a few gamers weren’t given a proposal, making them free brokers. Based on MLB.com, among the notable gamers embrace the next (with their former groups listed):

RHP Blake Treinen and C Josh Phegley (Oakland A’s), 3B Maikel Franco and 2B Cesar Hernandez (Philadelphia Phillies), OF Kevin Pillar (San Francisco Giants), 2B Yolmer Sanchez (Chicago White Sox), RHP Aaron Sanchez (Houston Astros), SS Tim Beckham (Seattle Mariners), 1B C.J. Cron (Minnesota Twins), UT Charlie Culberson (Atlanta Braves), OF Guillermo Heredia (Tampa Bay Rays) and C Kevin Plawecki (Cleveland Indians).

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Treinen, 31, was an All-Star in 2018, when he posted 38 saves in 43 possibilities and had a zero.78 ERA. This previous season, he had a four.91 ERA whereas going 16-for-21 on save alternatives.

Yolmer Sanchez, 27, gained a Gold Glove this 12 months, however he hit simply .252/.318/.321 with two homers and 43 RBIs.

—Area Stage Media