Dodgers Rumor Round-Up: Machado, Pollock, Minor Leagues
The Arizona Diamondbacks of the past are becoming more and more of distant memory. Paul Goldschmidt was traded to the Cardinals and AJ Pollock, who became a free agent after the 2018 season, appears to be moving on from his home in the desert.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Saturday morning that Pollock, who may be leaving Arizona, could find himself in the NL West but now as a member of the Dodgers.
Rosenthal also raised an excellent point in a later tweet. Pollock, now 31-years-old, has not played a fully healthy season since 2015, maxing out at 113 games played in the last three years.
For the Dodgers though, that may not be as big an issue as you would think. With depth out of the ears, the Dodgers can practically afford to take a risk on Pollock’s health and put him in an outfield mix that already includes Andrew Toles, Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez, Chris Taylor, Alex Verdugo and Cody Bellinger.
If the deal is short term and not of ludicrous length, signing Pollock, a player that brings an above average bat to the table, might not be a bad move.