Dec 02, 2019 9:36 PM

K-State goes bowling in Klieman's first season in charge

Posted Dec 02, 2019 9:36 PM

By DAVE SKRETTA

AP Sports Writer


Kansas State was picked to finish second-to-last in the Big 12 under new coach Chris Klieman.


The Wildcats responded by going 8-4 and locking up a spot in a high-profile bowl game. Kansas State finished in a tie for third in the Big 12 after a season that included a win over powerhouse Oklahoma.


Klieman was hired from North Dakota State to replace Wildcats legend Bill Snyder.

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Dec 02, 2019 9:36 PM
AP source: Moustakas, Reds agree to $64 million, 4-year deal

By JOE KAY

AP Sports Writer


CINCINNATI — All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $64 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the team's first move to upgrade a lineup that struggled to score.


The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not been announced.


Moustakas became a free agent for the third straight offseason after declining a mutual option with the Brewers. The 31-year-old could fill the Reds' hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season.


Moustakas earned $18.7 million in a pair of one-year deals. He hit .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year, making his third All-Star team. He began the season at second base and moved to third with Travis Shaw in a slump.


Moustakas rejected a $17.4 million qualifying offer from Kansas City after the 2017 season but eventually returned to the Royals on a one-year deal. He was traded to the Brewers that July and finished with a .251 average, 28 homers and 95 RBIs. He had a $7 million salary this year and gets a $3 million buyout for declining his $10 million option.


AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.