Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dodgers Sign That Big-Name Outfielder We've Been Coveting All Off-Season

Welcome, Bryce Ha.... oh, wait a second here.

Free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a four-year deal, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

The Athletic first reported the agreement. The total value of the deal is $55 million and has a player option for a fifth year at $10 million, with a $5 million buyout, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

Los Angeles adds the best center fielder on the market to a team that was seeking a right-handed bat to complement its deep lineup.

Pollock, 31, hit .257/.316/.484 with 21 home runs, 65 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 113 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, but he missed nearly two months with a broken left thumb. It was the latest in a line of injuries that have prevented Pollock from playing more than 113 games in a season since his breakout All-Star turn in 2015. He passed his physical with the Dodgers.

Well, I suppose the Top of the Park store can start selling hats saying "let's make baseball fiscally responsible again."

Welcome, A.J. Ellis Pollock!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Dodgers Say Hello to Martin (Again)

photo: Chris Carlson/AP