Dodgers land free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock

Dodgers land free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock

Pollock was a 2015 MLB All-Star Game selection and 2015 Gold Glove Award victor. I suppose it's not impossible that the Dodgers could add Harper even after Pollock, but absent a series of other moves, it's just not especially likely.

If not, and even after the trade of Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, the Dodgers will still be overloaded with positional options.

Pollock will earn $55 million in the first four years of the contract, which includes a fifth-year player option worth $10 million with a $5-million buyout, reports ESPN's Buster Olney. Currently, only the Boston Red Sox are in excess of the luxury tax, and after dipping beneath it last season, the Dodgers would pay only a 20 percent tax on their payroll over the $206 million number.

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Like fellow D-backs free agent Patrick Corbin, Pollock turned down a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer from Arizona. In 2018, he missed time with a left thumb fracture.

Earlier in the off-season it was reported that Pollock was looking for a deal similar to what Lorenzo Cain (five years, $80 million) got last off-season with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2017, he missed almost two months with a groin injury.

Pollock, 31, had spent his entire seven-year career with the Diamondbacks before becoming a free agent. He has a.281 batting average with 74 home runs and 103 stolen bases in six Major League Baseball seasons.