4 former Dodgers failing miserably with their new teams in 2023
By Eric Treuden
Pollock, another former All-Star, spent three seasons in Los Angeles, functioning as an oft-injured outfield option who the club could not rely on to stay healthy. In three years, he got into just 258 games for the club.
Before joining the Dodgers, he had established himself as a solid outfielder who could play all three positions in the grass and hit around 20 home runs a year. He hit 15 in 86 games in 2019, then tied a career-high with 21 in 2021. He finished his career on the club with a 124 OPS+, which is nothing to scoff at.
Since he left the team, Pollock has spent time on the White Sox in 2022 and the Mariners this year. Last season, he had a .245 average with an OPS+ of 90 and really showed his age.
To start the current season, he has just three hits in 27 at-bats, good for a batting average of .111 and an OBP of .194. In the early goings, the club has already turned to other players to fill their outfield and designated hitter rotation, with Pollock seemingly the odd man out.
Fortunately for the club, he is playing out a one-year, $7M contract, so if things continue to crash and burn for him, Seattle should be able to cut bait rather easily.