Reports have surfaced that Oakland has agreed to send 28-year old 3B Matt Chapman to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for 32-year old 3B Mike Moustakas, 23-year old minor league LHP Nick Lodolo, and 18-year old minor league RHP Andrew Painter. “It’s a done deal,” said one executive speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I’m surprised word got around so quickly. We just signed off on this an hour ago.” The deal apparently is awaiting physicals before an official announcement is made by either team.
Cincinnati will retain a portion of Moustakas’s remaining contract.
In his season totals, Chapman has 14 home runs, .205 BA, .299 OBP, 48 RBIs and 30 runs scored. He has played in 69 games.
Presently Moustakas is batting .185 and has collected 8 home runs, 23 RBIs, .261 OBP and scored 19 runs.