Chicago White Sox Outfielder Opts Out

AJ Pollock has declined his $13 million player option with the Chicago White Sox, thus becoming a free agent. With that, he earned himself a $5 million buyout. 

Instead of taking a guaranteed $13 million after a down season, Pollock is going to test his luck on the open market. This is not what many expected the outfielder to do, but he is banking on his strong resume to land him a good deal. In 138 games this season, he had 14 home runs, 56 RBIs, and a .245 batting average. This was low for his standards, but he will now be aiming to bounce back in 2023.

A market should form for Pollock's services, as he is a former All-Star who has three seasons with at least 20 home runs. In 1,033 career games, he has 140 home runs, 470 RBIs, and a .276 batting average.

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