Mariners agree to terms with veteran OF AJ Pollock
The Seattle Mariners have signed veteran outfielder AJ Pollock to a one-year deal worth $7 million.
Pollock, an 11-year veteran of major league baseball, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 1st round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Notre Dame. He spent the first 7 years of his career in Arizona, before heading to California in free agency, electing the Dodgers. Pollock would be traded to the White Sox in exchange for closer Craig Kimbrel last season, before signing with the Mariners this off-season.
This will be only the second player signed by Seattle this off-season, the other being reliever Trevor Gott from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Signing Pollock will help the Mariners bolster their outfield with some veteran talent, as he will be playing alongside young superstar Julio Rodriguez, who was last season’s AL Rookie of the Year award recipient, along with being elected to play in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.