The Milwaukee Brewers have re-entered the fray for free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas, though they aren't alone. The San Diego Padres are also eyeing Moustakas as a potential option at the hot corner, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The Brewers acquired Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals at last July's trade deadline. Upon his arrival in Milwaukee, he slashed .256/.326/.441 with eight home runs and 12 doubles in 54 games down the stretch. In 10 postseason games, he went 8-for-40 without a home run. Moustakas rejected a $15-million mutual option to become a free agent following the season.
If he returns to the Brewers, he would likely displace Travis Shaw who could shift to second base like he did after the initial trade.
Signing with the Padres, a team looking to upgrade at third, would signal a reunion with former Royals teammate Eric Hosmer. The two were part of the 2015 World Series championship team that defeated the New York Mets in five games.