LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers may have found their new closest.
According to multiple reports, the team traded All-Star pitcher Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Dodgers traded outfielder AJ Pollock to the Sox in exchange for the 33-year-old right-hander.
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The Dodgers bullpen guard was left with a hole last month, after former closest Kenley Jansen signed a one-year, $16 million contract with defending champion Atlanta Braves on March 18. Jansen left the Dodgers after serving all of his 12 years. big league with the club, setting the franchise record in saves.
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Kimbrel is in the final year of a four-year, $58 million contract. He will earn $16 million in 2022. He currently leads all active MLB pitchers with 372 saves, just ahead of Jansen. Kimbrel made 24 saves between the White Sox and Chicago Cubs in 2021, earning a 2.26 ERA.
Pollock, a former All-Star and gold glover hit .282 with 65 homers and 199 RBIs in three seasons with the Dodgers.
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