The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Reds plan to play Moustakas at second base with Eugenio Suarez locked in as the everyday third baseman.
Although a vast majority of his playing time across his nine-year career has come at third base, he did showcase impressive versatility in 2019 for the Brew Crew. Not only did he play 47 games at second base, a nontraditional spot for a 6'0'', 225-pound slugger, but he posted a .993 fielding percentage.
The 31-year-old Los Angeles native also remained his typically productive self at the plate. Along with a career-best .845 OPS, he posted 35 home runs and 30 doubles.
Moustakas, who started his career with the Kansas City Royals before a July 2018 trade to Milwaukee, owns a .252/.310/.441 triple-slash line with 182 homers in 1,131 MLB games.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Bob Nightengale of USA Today he was hopeful the former top prospect would land a lucrative multiyear deal after being relegated to one-year pacts with options during his past two forays into the free-agent market.
"I hope so. I really do, because he deserves it," Counsell said in June. "But I don't know what goes on. I really don't. I don't even understand free agency anymore. All I know is that he's making a statement."
As teams became hesitant to sink big money into long-term contracts, productive players have been forced to wait extended periods to sign. It's an issue that will take center stage as MLB and its Players Association discuss a new collective bargaining agreement. The current CBA ends after the 2021 season.
Contract issues aside, Moustakas has found a new home with the Reds and should continue to provide plenty of pop and strong defense.