CINCINNATI — All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $64 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Moustakas became a free agent for the third straight offseason after declining a mutual option with the Brewers. The 31-year-old could fill the Reds’ hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season.
Moustakas earned $18.7 million in a pair of one-year deals. He hit .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year, making his third All-Star team. He began the season at second base and moved to third with Travis Shaw in a slump.
Padres pick up Profar from Athletics
SAN DIEGO — Switch-hitting second baseman Jurickson Profar was acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Oakland Athletics for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named.
In his lone season with the A’s, Profar matched his career high with 20 home runs and batted .218 with 67 RBIs over 139 games.
Allen, 25, played in 34 games during three 2019 stints with the Padres for his first major league experience.
The Athletics also nontendered reliever Blake Treinen before Monday’s deadline, making the 2018 All-Star a free agent.
The right-handed Treinen posted a 0.78 ERA in 2018, but that number ballooned to 4.91 in 2019.
Marlins trade for Villar, grab Aguilar
Infielder Jonathan Villar was acquired by the Miami Marlins from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-handed pitcher Easton Lucas.
The Marlins also claimed first baseman Jesús Aguilar off waivers after he was designated for assignment last week by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Villar batted .274 with 33 doubles, 24 home runs, and 73 RBI in 162 games for Baltimore this year. The switch-hitter had 40 stolen bases, 111 runs scored and 176 hits.
Aguilar was an All-Star for Milwaukee in 2018, when he had 35 home runs and 108 RBIs. This year, he had 12 homers and 50 RBIs for the Brewers and Rays.
Cubs let Russell go, a year after suspension
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to shortstop Addison Russell, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
Russell was banned for 40 games last offseason after a series of allegations made by ex-wife Melisa Reidy. The 25-year-old returned to the Cubs in May and batted a career-low .237 with nine homers, 23 RBIs and a .699 OPS.
Russell earned $4 million in 2019 and was likely to gain a raise in arbitration.
Indians: Cleveland acquired catcher Sandy León in a trade from Boston.
Cleveland sent minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista to Boston for the 30-year-old León, who has split his eight-year major league career between Boston and Washington.
Mariners: Seattle didn’t offer contracts to infielder Tim Beckham and outfielder Domingo Santana, making them free agents.
Beckham was suspended 80 games in August after testing positive for the banned drug Stanozolol. Beckham hit .237 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs. Santana appeared in 121 games and hit .253 with 21 homers and 69 RBIs.
Diamondbacks: The Diamondbacks did not offer 2020 contracts to outfielder Steven Souza Jr., pitcher Taijuan Walker and catcher Caleb Joseph, making them free agents.
Souza, 30, missed last season because of a left knee injury near the end of spring training. The 27-year-old Walker missed most of the last two years after Tommy John surgery.
Giants: Outfielder Kevin Pillar is a free agent after San Francisco declined to tender him a contract.
He hit .259 and manned center field for the Giants after getting traded by the Blue Jays in April.