Moose headed to free agency

Crew outrights two to Triple-A

Joe Zenzola
November 01, 2019 - 8:09 pm

As expected, Mike Moustakas opted out of his mutual option with the Brewers on Nov. 1. The All-Star third baseman becomes a free agent, leaving the Brewers with two -- Moustakas and catcher Yasmani Grandal -- 2019 All-Stars on the market.

Moustakas posted an .845 OPS in 2019 with 35 home runs and 87 RBI -- both second on the team. In 197 games for the Crew in 2018 and 2019, Moustakas hit 43 home runs with 120 RBI. The 31-year-old was a crucial cog of the Brewers 2018 and 2019 postseason teams. His walk-off single in Game 1 of the 2018 NLDS sparked a sweep of the Rockies -- one of three postseason RBI and eight hits as a Brewer. 

The team also announced, Friday, that two other members of the 2019 Crew will hit free agency. 

Spangenberg signed as a free agent in January 2019 and was called up from Triple-A San Antonio on Aug. 24. Austin signed a minor-league deal with the team on Aug. 16 and was promoted to the Majors on Sept. 1 amid roster expansion.