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Yankees in touch with Moustakas over a possible deal

The Bombers are optimistic on their chances on working out a deal with the free agent

Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas | AP

At this point of the offseason and with the Spring Training just some days away, it is really strange that there are still a lot massive talent available in the free agency, with J.D. Martinez, Jake Arrieta, Eric Hosmer and J.J. Hardy currently unemployed.

But former Kansas City player, Mike Moustakas, may be close to reach a deal with the New York Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.

 

Heyman states that the Yanks front office have been in touch with Moustakas and his agent, over the possibility of arranging a deal with the third basement.

However, the Yankees are just willing to offer Moustakas a short term deal, due to concerns over the  luxury-tax threshold and potential loss of a draft pick, while the player is looking for a long contract.

According to a source close to the Yankes cited by Heyman about the possibility of making a deal says that "It has nothing to do with the player, it’s the money.”

 

With the deal remaining a "long shot" but not impossible, the Bronx's team is looking for another options, most especifically Alex Cobb.

Moustakas has played his entire career with the Kansas City Royals, since 2011 until 2017, winning a World Series in 2015 and has been named to 2 All-Star games with them.

 

He has a career average of .251, with 119 HR's and 379 RBI's.

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