Mike Moustakas is a well-known baseball player in the United States. He is known colloquially as “Moose,” and he presently plays third base for the Milwaukee Brewers.
His career is reported to have begun in high school when he was named player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports. In 2007, he was also named Baseball America High School Player of the Year and a member of the USA High School USA Today baseball team.
Mike began his professional baseball career after being picked as the second overall choice in the 2007 baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals.
On December 5, 2019, Moustakas signed a 4-year, $64 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, the largest free-agent deal in Reds history.
In 44 games for Cincinnati in 2020, Moustakas slashed .230/.331/.468 with 8 home runs and 27 RBI. Moustakas wears number 9, as 8, the previous number he wore for most of his career, was retired by the Reds for Joe Morgan.
On May 20, 2021, Moustakas was placed on the injured list after suffering a right heel contusion. After re-aggravating the injury, Moustakas was transferred to the 60-day injured list on June 19. Moustakas was activated from the injured list on August 6 and hit 3 doubles in his return to the line-up.
Mike Moustakas and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 8 years, and have two children, Mila and Michael. They also have an Australian shepherd, Gus. During the offseason, they live in Malibu, California.