Brewers lose Moose

Joe Zenzola
December 02, 2019 - 4:33 pm
© Ron Chenoy | 2019 Sep 28

© Ron Chenoy | 2019 Sep 28


MILWAUKEE- Mike Moustakas has signed a 4-year, 64-million dollar contract with the Cincinatti Reds according to our MLB Insider Jon Heyman. 

Moustakas will make 16-million dollars per year after he declined a mutual option with the Brewers at the end of the 2019 season to return to Milwaukee for 17-million dollars in 2020. 

Moose played 197 games with the Crew across two seasons. He hit .255 with 43 home runs and 120 RBI's in that time span with a career-high .895 OPS last season. He made the transition to second base in his time in Milwaukee, and the Reds plan on doing the same in his time with Cincy.

Moose is the second All-Star free agent the Brewers have lost this season. Yasmani Grandal signed a 4-year, 73-million dollar contract with the White Sox in November. There are also rumors that the team has made RP Josh Hader available for trade. 

The non-tender deadline is on Monday at 7PM as the Brewers continue to shapen their roster for the 2020 season.