The Major League (MLB) Colorado Rockies signed a free agent (FA) Mike Moustakas (35).
American sports media outlets such as MLB.com said, “Colorado has signed a minor contract with Moustakas.” Moustakas aims to remain in the big leagues in an exhibition game already underway.
Moustakas is the hitter with 203 home runs in his career. As a member of the Kansas City Royals, he hit 38 homers in the 2017 season and 35 in the 2019 season. However, from the 2020 season, when he signed a 4-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds, he became a hitter who could not even produce blackmail. In particular, the 2021-2022 season, which was played full-time (162 games per team), did not even play 100 games, and there were 6 and 7 home runs, respectively. he was very sluggish He was pushed out of his primary position, third base. Now, his position on the MLB.com website is designated hitter.
Colorado’s home stadium, Coors Field, has so many long hits that it is called ‘the grave of pitchers’. He is located on high ground, so air resistance is low. If Mustakas recovers his long hitting power, the player’s tendency and the characteristics of the field may create synergy. 메이저사이트
The reason why Colorado recruited Moustakas was that there were many injuries in the team. Second baseman Brandon Rodgers left with a left shoulder injury, and third baseman Ryan McMahon moved to second base. New infielder Elefuris Montero is expected to play as third baseman, but the club recruited Moustakas in case Montero does not settle down in the big leagues.
Moustakas, who found a new team, expressed his will to make a comeback, saying, “I finally got my chance.”