Previous Dodger outfielder A.J. Pollock continues to be a cost-free agent at this stage in the offseason. The 35-calendar year-old was traded by the Dodgers ahead of past period for nearer Craig Kimbrel, and had a decent calendar year in Chicago with the White Sox.
Now, the previous All-Star is searching for a new household, and lots of Dodger enthusiasts have hoped for a reunion in LA. Having said that, MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds did not see a reunion going on — but he does see him returning to the Countrywide League West.
“I’m likely Padres,” Reynolds said. “Glimpse they’re speaking about buying and selling [outfielder Trent] Grisham. You’re speaking about [Fernando] Tatis actively playing in the outfield. Which is still not ever performed easily. I think Pollock gives you a guy that you know is heading to capture the ball for you. He’s tested he can enjoy at sporadic moments, does not have to perform every day. And I consider he’s a superior in shape for what they need to have. So even if you never trade Grisham, you close up getting Pollock on that club, who can enjoy — I just imagine they will need anyone that’s responsible like him who can assistance out in their changeover time.”
When Pollock looks not likely to return to Los Angeles, seeing him in the Brown and Gold would be the worst-scenario situation for Dodger followers. Pollock strike .245 final year in Chicago with 14 property operates and 56 RBIs in 138 game titles, and proved he can nonetheless enjoy at a successful amount.
He played with the Dodgers from 2019-2021, his ideal season coming in his past when he strike .297 with 21 dwelling runs, 69 RBIs and had an OPS of .892 in 117 games. It was a bit of a surprise when the Dodgers traded him away, and they surely could have used him with Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger having difficulties for most of the year.
Ahead of signing with the Dodgers, Pollock expended the very first 6 many years of his job with the Arizona Diamondbacks — so he’s very acquainted with the NL West. In his vocation 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 contemplating supplying him a glance. But I can confidently say absolutely nothing would be worse for Dodger supporters than him ending up in San Diego.