The Dodgers have signed outfielder AJ Pollock to a 4-year $55 million deal with fifth year player option. The move comes after Los Angeles traded away outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in December.
Not exactly a splash signing, but an overall solid player.
Confirmed. Pollock can opt-out after three years, earn $55M if deal is four, $60M he exercises fifth-year player option. Spreading out AAV helps #Dodgers with luxury-tax payroll. Player option considered guaranteed in luxury-tax calculation. Credit to Jeff and @Buster_ESPN. https://t.co/zyDhLSotL3
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 24, 2019
The 30-year-old Pollock spent the first seven years of his career in Arizona. He was an All-Star back in 2015 and hit a career high 21 home runs last season.
Pollock has also been slowed by injuries, but he should provide a decent right handed bat in a lineup that has struggled hitting against left handed pitching.