Previous Dodger outfielder A.J. Pollock continues to be a free of charge agent at this stage in the offseason. The 35-12 months-old was traded by the Dodgers forward of past year for closer Craig Kimbrel, and experienced a good year in Chicago with the White Sox.
Now, the former All-Star is on the lookout for a new house, and a lot of Dodger supporters have hoped for a reunion in LA. Even so, MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds did not see a reunion taking place — but he does see him returning to the Countrywide League West.
“I’m likely Padres,” Reynolds stated. “Search they’re chatting about investing [outfielder Trent] Grisham. You are speaking about [Fernando] Tatis playing in the outfield. Which is even now not at any time carried out effortlessly. I imagine Pollock offers you a male that you know is heading to capture the ball for you. He’s established he can perform at sporadic instances, does not have to engage in day-to-day. And I believe he’s a good match for what they need. So even if you really don’t trade Grisham, you finish up having Pollock on that club, who can perform — I just consider they want somebody which is responsible like him who can help out in their transition time.”
Whilst Pollock appears unlikely to return to Los Angeles, seeing him in the Brown and Gold would be the worst-situation circumstance for Dodger enthusiasts. Pollock hit .245 very last yr in Chicago with 14 residence operates and 56 RBIs in 138 online games, and proved he can nevertheless engage in at a successful degree.
He performed with the Dodgers from 2019-2021, his finest period coming in his previous when he strike .297 with 21 home operates, 69 RBIs and experienced an OPS of .892 in 117 video games. It was a little bit of a surprise when the Dodgers traded him away, and they unquestionably could have used him with Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger having difficulties for most of the 12 months.
Ahead of signing with the Dodgers, Pollock invested the first six yrs of his job with the Arizona Diamondbacks — so he is incredibly acquainted with the NL West. In his occupation at Petco Park, Pollock is hitting .231 with 11 dwelling runs and 29 RBIs in 186 at-bats.
It’ll be fascinating to see what Pollock decides to do, and if the Dodgers are considering giving him a seem. But I can confidently say nothing would be even worse for Dodger enthusiasts than him ending up in San Diego.