MLB hot stove: Padres have eye on Mike Moustakas if they can’t land Manny Machado, report says


first_imgThe Padres have been looking for a third baseman since sending last year’s starter Christian Villanueva to Japan. While Padres have an eye on Manny Machado, they are also considering Mike Moustakas, who may be a more realistic target. No surprise, Eric Hosmer is said to have highly recommended Moose.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2019San Diego emerged in the Machado sweepstakes last week, but there does not appear to be a frontrunner for the four-time All-Star at this point.Like the Padres, the Phillies reportedly are looking at Moustakas if they’re unable to land Machado. Related News MLB hot stove: Padres emerge as Manny Machado suitor San Diego tried to acquire Nick Senzel from the Reds in a proposed three-team trade that would have sent Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber to the Reds.The trade never went down, so the Padres continue to try and fill their void at the hot corner.Moustakas is coming off of a year in which he hit .251 with 28 home runs and 95 RBIs for the Brewers and Royals.center_img Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas remains unsigned, but he has the interest of several teams.If the Padres lose the Manny Machado sweepstakes, then they will be interested in bringing in Moustakas, according to FanCred Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. MLB hot stove: Mike Moustakas could be Phillies’ contingency plan for Manny Machado, report sayslast_img

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