Cincinnati Reds Release Veteran Infielder

Officially a free agent.

The Cincinnati Reds have released Mike Moustakas.

Moustakas was designated for assignment last month as the corresponding move for the Reds' signing of catcher Curt Casali, making the veteran infielder officially a free agent.

The thirty-four-year-old is still owed $18 million from the Reds in 2023 and another $4 million on a $20 million club option buyout for the 2024 season. However, the next team that signs Moustakas will have to pay him just a little above the MLB minimum.

Last season, Moustakas slashed an atrocious .214/.295/.345, with seven home runs, 25 RBIs, two stolen bases and 30 runs scored over 78 games. He dealt with injuries all season long.

It wouldn't be surprising to see a team sign Moustakas to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. 
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