Mike Moustakas’ third trip through free agency was the charm.
The All-Star infielder, relegated to a pair of one-year deals despite career-best power production entering free agency, agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds worth $64 million, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the agreement.
The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official.
Moustakas, 31, slugged a career-best 38 homers in 2017, his final year with the Kansas City Royals, before declining the club’s $17.9 million qualifying offer after the season. Little did Moustakas know he’d be the prime exhibit for the cooling market for free agents, a chill that has defined each of the past