A news release from the Reds confirms that the team has signed the highest paid free agent in club history.
REDS SIGN ALL-STAR INFIELDER MIKE MOUSTAKAS
3-Time All-Star Agrees To 4-Year Contract Through 2023 Season
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball OperationsDick Williams today announced that free agent 3-time All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas has agreed to terms a 4-year, $64-million contract through the 2023 season. It is the largest free-agent contract in club history.
Moustakas will be introduced tonight at a 7:00 p.m. press conference on the main stage at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown, which this weekend is hosting FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank.Moustakaswill attend the annual fan festival tomorrow and Saturday.
"We welcome Mike and his family to the organization," Williams said. "We know he will have an immediate and significant impact on our team and is going to help us in our relentless pursuit of championships."
Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini added, “Mike is a proven performer on winning teams, and we are excited to add his power and experience to our roster."
Moustakas, 31, was a 2019 National League All-Star and for the second consecutive season helped lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a Postseason appearance. Last year, he hit .254 with 30 doubles, 1 triple, 35 HR and 87 RBI in 143 games, including starts at third base (93) and second base (40).
Over the last 3 seasons,Moustakasis 1 of only 6 Major League players to produce at least 87 doubles, 101 HR and 267 RBI and the only player in that group with fewer than 300 strikeouts (Nolan Arenado, Cody Bellinger, Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado, J.D. Martinez). He received Gold Glove Award votes in 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Moustakas appeared in the Postseason in 4 of the last 6 years, including the 2014 and 2015 World Series while playing for the Kansas City Royals. He hit .304 during the Royals' 2015 World Series victory over the New York Mets.