Ex-Bees infielder Moustakas signs 4-year deal with Reds

Former Burlington Bees infielder Mike Moustakas will stay in the National League Central Division after signing a four-year, $64 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Moustakas batted .254 with 35 HR and 87 RBI in 143 games with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. He played third base and second base for the Brew Crew. He reportedly will play second base for the Reds, with Eugenio Suarez continuing to be Cincinnati’s third baseman.

In the Midwest League, Moose split time between third base and shortstop. At the plate he batted .272 with 22 HR and 71 RBI in 126 games with the Bees during the 2008 regular season. Burlington won the Midwest League championship that year.

Moustakas is a nephew of former Texas Rangers first baseman Tom Robson, who managed the Midwest League’s Wausau Timbers in 1979.

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