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Arizona Diamondbacks Avoid Arbitration With CF A.J. Pollock

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a two-year, $10.25 million deal with center fielder A.J. Pollock to avoid an arbitration hearing, according to Steve Gilbert of Fox Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that the deal was done, and Buster Onley of ESPN was first to report the financial terms of the contract. Pollock, who was arbitration-eligible...
Via Baseball Essential
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-backs, Pollock put multiyear contract talks on hold

The Arizona Diamondbacks only have one player remaining who is eligible for arbitration, but it isn't just a run-of-the-mill player.That player happens to be budding star center fielder A.J. Pollock, and the D-backs reportedly are struggling to agree to a multiyear contract with Pollock that would allow them to avoid arbitration.According to the Arizona Republic, the D-backs have...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Indians asked for A.J. Pollock in return for Danny Salazar

The Arizona Diamondbacks shocked the baseball world by swiping Zach Greinke from their rival Los Angeles Dodgers thanks to a six-year $206.5 million contract, but the team has reportedly still been looking to add more quality to their rotation. Two reported deals that have thus far fallen through have been to acquire Danny Salazar from the Cleveland Indians or Shelby Miller from...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs' A.J. Pollock 'almost untouchable' on trade market

A.J. Pollock hit .315 with 20 home runs, 76 RBI, and 39 stolen bases in 2015. Joe Nicholson USA TODAY SportsAfter a breakout season in 2015, the Arizona Diamondbacks are eager to see what A.J. Pollock will do next – and they want to see it happen in a D-backs uniform.As Arizona and MLB's 29 other teams gear up for the upcoming winter meetings next week, CEO Derrick Hall discussed...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks have many suitors, but little interest in moving Pollock

If you claim that you knew who A.J. Pollock was at this time last year and you live outside of the Mojave Desert, you are probably lying. But if you don’t know him now, you must not follow baseball too closely. The MVP candidate and 2015 All-Star and Gold Glover broke onto the scene with a .315/.367/.498 line this year, astounding fans with 39 steals, 20 home runs, and great play...
Via The Outside Corner
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome home: Pollock walks off Padres

PHOENIX -- At first, A.J. Pollock claimed he was just trying to hit a gap. But after a few minutes of speaking to reporters, the remnants of a celebratory dirt bath on the floor around him, the Diamondbacks center fielder came clean. "I was trying to be a little greedy," Pollock said, grinning. "I wanted that thing to go over the fence." Whether or not he actually meant for it to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hottest hitter in baseball? Pollock just trusting the process

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock has reached the tip-of-the-cap stage of his career. It is a good sign, an indication of a player who has found his sweet spot and isn't being swayed by whimsy or the ill effects of the previous at-bat. "It messes with your mind, baseball," Pollock said. "You have so many elements that you don't have control over. It is very hard to accept that and not have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock makes sensational wall-crashing, bobble catch

The Diamondbacks would pretty much like to forget about Tuesday night's 5-0 loss to the Cardinals, all except A.J. Pollock's bone crunching catch in centerfield.Pollock chased down Yadier Molina's towering hit and crashed into the wall before bobbling the elusive ball and securing it in his mitt.Even Cardinals fans gave the skilled fielder a round of applause after the stadium...
Via The Other Paper
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock catches fly ball amid swarm of bees (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock caught a fly ball amid a swarm of bees in the first inning of Thursday's game against San Francisco.The game started on time despite the bees congregating in the outfield, and wouldn't you know it, Giants batter Angel Pagan led off the game with a fly ball to center field. Pollock showed some...
Via Holdout Sports
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pollock has gone from odd man out to D-backs' inner circle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- This time a year ago, Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was an outsider, a man without a roster spot. A lot can change in a year. After fighting for a place on the team in 2013 and essentially making it by default, Pollock this year came to spring training all but locked in as the D-backs' starting center fielder. Thing is, Pollock doesn't quite see it that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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