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Former Dodgers Outfielder AJ Pollock Seeks New Team After Release by San Francisco Giants

Pollock's Journey Post-Dodgers: Looking for a Fresh Start

Former Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock finds himself in search of a new baseball home, following his recent release from the San Francisco Giants. After appearing in just five games with the Giants, Pollock’s journey takes another twist as he seeks a fresh start.

Pollock’s path has been quite the journey since his departure from the Dodgers before the previous season. The Dodgers traded him to the Chicago White Sox, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel in an attempt to address their outfielder surplus.

His time with the White Sox saw a decline in performance, and since leaving the Dodgers, Pollock hasn’t maintained the same level of play he once showcased. Despite his solid contributions during his tenure with the Dodgers, including aiding in their 2020 World Series victory, his struggle to remain consistently healthy has been a recurring challenge throughout his career.

Last season, Pollock’s batting average dipped to .165, accompanied by five home runs and 15 runs batted in. His appearances this season extended to both the Seattle Mariners and the Giants, but his performance remained inconsistent.

While Pollock might not secure a spot on a team for the current season, there’s potential for him to land with a team positioned outside the playoff picture for the upcoming season. His ineligibility for postseason play could hinder his current season’s output, but he could potentially bring leadership to a young team during the remaining weeks of the year.

Following a challenging year, Pollock’s prospects for a significant contract appear slim. It’s likely he’ll need to sign a minor league-level deal with the team that provides him with an opportunity.

Despite the setbacks, there’s hope that Pollock will find another opportunity to continue playing next season, even if he remains in shape while waiting for the offseason to arrive. As the baseball world watches, AJ Pollock’s quest for a new team continues, showcasing the determination of a player who’s eager for a fresh start.

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Gary Lee

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