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ections Brewers Rumors and SpeculationConversation StartersWPA Game RecapsTransactionsLatest NewsMLB Trade RumorsMilwaukee Brewers NewsMilwaukee Brewers announce Mike Moustakas signing Danny Duffy Jersey , place Brent Suter on 60-day Injured ListNew,268commentsMoose will wear number 11.CSTShareTweetShareShareMilwaukee Brewers announce Mike Moustakas signing, place Brent Suter on 60-day Injured ListJon Durr-USA TODAY SportsIt seems that Mike Moustakas was holding up the Manny Machado market. Within hours of the Brewers announcing Moustakas’ official signing, Machado signed a very lucrative contract with the San Diego Padres. Kidding aside, the Moose is officially loose for the Brew Crew heading into the 2019 season. He will add his left-handed power to an already formidable line up. Most enticing for David Stearns and Co. he will do it for just one year and $10 million with a mutual option for 2020. More specifically, the Brewers will pay him $7 million in 2019 with an $11 million mutual option or a $3 million buyout.As half the Twitter-verse has done, let me correct Mr. McCalvy, Suter was shifted to the 60-day IL - or injured list. We don’t make mistakes like that at BCB (wink wink). Obviously, Moose takes that spot on the 40 man Frank White Jersey , and it looks like he will play, or at least attempt to play second base for the Brewers.Craig Counsell and the coaching staff will have six weeks to help Moose make the conversion from the hot corner to the keystone. As always, the Brewers think outside-the-box to create value for the team. Another interesting development is that Moustakas will change numbers in 2019.According to Adam McCalvy, Moustakas will wear number 11 because it is his mother’s favorite number and he wore it growing up. As a Kansas City Royal, he wore number 8. Obviously Ryan Braun had 8 claimed. As for 11, Darnell Coles wore that number in 2018.With the official signing of Mike Moustakas and his likely move to second base, the Brewers lock in the most powerful option for the position available at any point in this free agency period. The Brewers envision his left-handed bat playing well at Miller Park, and they know his presence will play well in the clubhouse. Also with only one year invested, he does not block Keston Hiura. The Brewers waited out this market with that in mind. As a result a World Series champion landed in their lap. Now it just remains to be seen if it will work out. SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Suzuki, became a major league star, Kikuchi is eager to prove he belongs in America, too.“Thank you for this new journey,” Kikuchi said.The prized Japanese left-hander was introduced as the newest member of the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, a day after signing a four-year deal with options that could make it a seven-year stay in the Pacific Northwest. The 27-year-old Kikuchi spent more than 40 minutes answering questions about why he wanted to come to the majors and why he chose Seattle.Kikuchi answered the vast majority of the questions from English-speaking reporters in English. His answers were brief, but it was a sign of how long he’s wanted to play in the majors. The dream started when he was 15, and Kikuchi knew if he was going to realize it http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , English would be an asset.A fastball ticking into the mid-90s helps, too.“I want to practice hard and adjust myself. I want to enjoy every single thing,” Kikuchi said.Kikuchi also has an array of offspeed pitchers, part of his resume as one of the top young pitchers in Japan. Kikuchi was posted by the Pacific League’s Seibu Lions on Dec. 4. Under the rules in the November 2017 posting agreement, he had until Wednesday afternoon Seattle time to sign with a major league team.Seattle is planning to limit Kikuchi’s innings while keeping him on the regular rotation of starting every fifth or sixth day. To make that happen, general manager Jerry Dipoto said there may be times Kikuchi goes through his normal routine but only throws one or two innings.The Mariners might use that plan for a few of their young pitchers over the next few seasons. Kikuchi and agent Scott Boras are on board.“I really felt with a player of this ability that we had the opportunity to restructure a new format to how we’re going to acclimate them to this environment,” Boras said. “Jerry being a former pitcher, I raised this, we talked about the data that I had assimilated and talked about Alcides Escobar Jersey , let’s do something that is going to help you long term and help the player become something that is more what we do with our youth here.”Kikuchi’s deal is unusual in its structure, but falls in line with Seattle’s approach to its new lefty. The deal is worth $56 million guaranteed over four years, but could be worth up to $109 million over seven seasons if options are exercised. He receives a $6 million signing bonus and salaries of $8 million this year, $14 million in 2020 and $15 million in 2021. The agreement includes a $13 million player option for 2022, and Seattle has options worth $16.5 million annually for 2022-25.On the surface it appears to be a winning combination for the player and the team. Kikuchi gets to acclimate to the majors without the pressure of being thrust onto a pitching staff that needs him to carry big innings and be a major contributor from the start. Seattle gets a lower upfront cost for a possible major return if Kikuchi develops into a frontline starter. And the structure of the deal allows for potential opt-outs at three and four years if the sides believe the relationship isn’t working, but provides the opportunity for Seattle to lock up Kikuchi through 2025 during a stretch the Mariners hope to again be contenders.Boras said there were teams interested in Kikuchi that would have put him right into the heart of their rotations with the expectations of throwing 170 or more innings in 2019. That won’t be the case in Seattle.“It was more about where Yusei ends up than where he begins,” Dipoto said. “We know we’re getting very talented young players who is focused and high character. This is about step one in a development that will allow him to achieve his upside as a major league player, and we think it’s considerable.”
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