Brewers acquire Royals’ Moustakas

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mike Moustakas has been mentioned in quite a few trade rumors in recent weeks. He finally knows where he’ll play for the rest of the season.

Moustakas has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. In exchange for the third basemen, the Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Brett Phillips and right-handed pitcher Jorge López.

Mike Moustakas attempting to score against the Cleveland Indians (Getty Images)

Mike Moustakas attempting to score against the Cleveland Indians (Getty Images)

 

He’ll now play for a contender. Yet, the Brewers have an interesting dilemma on their hands now.

Travis Shaw has been the team’s starting third baseman. Moustakas has been primarily a third baseman with the Royals.

The 29-year-old Moustakas has a .249 batting average with 20 home runs and 62 RBIs in 378 at-bats. He has six hits, one home run, and four RBIs in 24 at-bats over the past week.

The 28-year-old Shaw has a .246 batting average with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs in 342 at-bats. He has six hits, one home run, and four RBIs in 20 at-bats in the past week.

The Brewers are going to have to handle this position like they do with their left fielders. Ryan Braun was their starting left fielder before Christian Yelich joined the team in the offseason.

Yelich has been Brewers starting left fielder since he arrived.

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