Cincinnati Reds opened up their wallet on Monday and signed Mike Moustakas to a four-year contract worth $64 million. A native of Los Angeles, California, Moustakas will be joining his third Major League Baseball team. He has previously played seven and a half seasons with the Kansas City Royals and a season and a half with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Texas Rangers acquired three positional players on Wednesday. They signed third baseman Todd Frazier of Toms River, New Jersey to a one year contract worth $5 million from the New York Mets. The Rangers also brought back catcher Robinson Chirinos of Punto Fijo, Venezuela and signed him to a one year contract worth $6.75 million from the Houston Astros and acquired outfielder Sam Travis of Chicago, Illinois in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.
Cubs get Travis Lakins from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later and cash. Lakins only has one season under his belt in Major League Baseball, but there were some impressive signs with Boston in 2019.
SPB: The Dodgers have acquired starting pitcher David Price and outfielder Mookie Betts from the Red Sox. The Red Sox received outfielder Alex Verdugo from the Dodgers and relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol from the Twins. The Dodgers also traded starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Twins.
The Dodgers were not done with that blockbuster. They have also traded outfielder Joc Perderson and pitcher Ross Stripling to the Angels for shortstop Luis Rengifo.
SF Giants will have a familiar face back in their lineup or 2020. On Friday, outfielder Hunter Pence of Fort Worth, Texas agreed to a one year contract worth $3 million.
Pence previously played for the Giants from 2012 to 2018 and played an integral role in winning World Series with the Giants in 2012 and 2014. He was an all-star with San Francisco in 2014 as he batted .277 with 20 home runs and 74 runs batted in and leading the National League with 650 at bats.