Veteran All-Star outfielder AJ Pollack (36) is heading to Seattle.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), announced on the 8th (Korean time) that Pollack signed a one-year, $7 million (8.8 billion won) contract with the Seattle Mariners. The club has yet to officially announce the signing as it is undergoing medical testing.
Pollack played 138 games for the Chicago White Sox last season, hitting 0.245 (120 hits in 489 at-bats) with 14 homers and 56 RBIs. He combined his on-base percentage (0.292) and slugging percentage (0.389) for an OPS of 0.681. The OPS dropped significantly compared to the previous year, and productivity at the plate deteriorated. However, Seattle, in need of outfield reinforcement, took Pollack on a short-term contract. 메이저놀이터
Pollock, a right-handed hitter, had an OPS of 0.593 against right-handed pitchers in 2022, but was strong against left-handed pitchers at 0.935. MLB.com predicted that Pollack will play left fielder and form the starting outfield with Julio Rodriguez (center fielder) and Teosca Hernandez (right fielder).
Debuting in the big leagues in 2012, Pollock’s career (11 years) was a batting average of 0.276 (1010 hits in 3654 at-bats), 140 home runs, and 470 RBIs. In 2015, when he played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, he was selected as a National League All-Star with a batting average of 0.315, 20 homers and 76 RBIs, and also received a Gold Glove for the outfield part.