Dodgers And White Sox Complete Blockbuster

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for A.J. Pollock. 

Kimbrel's name has been in the rumor mill since the end of the 2021 season, so it isn't surprising to see him finally get moved. The All-Star closer struggled after being traded to the White Sox last season, but he will now be aiming to bounce back in LA. After sporting a 0.49 ERA in 39 games with the Cubs, he had a disastrous 5.09 ERA with the White Sox. 

With Kenley Jansen leaving LA this offseason, the Dodgers needed a new closer. Now they have one in Kimbrel and if he is able to replicate the magic he had during the first half of last season, he will be a major addition. Furthermore, he is an eight-time All-Star, so it certainly seems possible that he will. 

The White Sox are getting a very good outfielder in Pollock. In 117 games last season with the Dodgers, he had 21 home runs, 69 RBIs, and a .297 batting average. He has been a very solid player over his career, and he will now be aiming to carry that over to the White Sox. 

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