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Chicago White Sox outfielder AJ Pollock declines $13M option

Aug 14, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder AJ Pollock (18) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Outfielder AJ Pollock has declined his $13 million option with the Chicago White Sox, multiple outlets reported.

Pollock, 34, instead will take a $5 million buyout and test the free agency waters after one season with Chicago.

He batted .245, the lowest mark of his career in a full season, with 14 homers and 56 RBIs in 138 games in 2022.

Pollock is a career .276 hitter with an .801 OPS, 140 home runs and 470 RBIs over 1,033 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2012-18), Los Angeles Dodgers (2019-21) and White Sox.

He made the National League All-Star team and won a Gold Glove in 2015. The Dodgers traded him to Chicago on April 1 for reliever Craig Kimbrel.

–Field Level Media