Report: Braves interested in Mike Moustakas

As the Atlanta Braves look to improve their team for the stretch run, one player they’re reportedly interested in is Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.

The fit is decent. Johan Camargo, who’s been Atlanta’s primary third baseman on the season, is hitting .261/.357/.441 with 10 home runs. Moustakas hasn’t been as proficient in average (.247) or OBP (.309), but his 20 home runs would be a significant improvement.

In fact, Moustakas’ 20 home runs would not only lead Braves’ third baseman but would tie Ozzie Albies for the team lead.

As a pending free agent on a team on track to lose well over 100 games, Moustakas is almost certain to be dealt. So, the teams in pursuit of him should not wait around.