Details on the Craig Kimbrel trade: The White Sox send their top closer to the Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ already fantastic offseason just got even better with the addition of Craig Kimbrel.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be favorites to win the World Series when the season begins next week, but that doesn’t mean the franchise isn’t making moves to enhance the roster. The NL West powerhouse bolstered its bullpen in a big way on Friday.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Dodgers have traded A.J. Pollock to the Chicago White Sox for All-Star reliever Craig Kimbrel. Fans of the Dodgers are ecstatic at the organization’s decision.
Source confirms: Dodgers acquire Craig Kimbrel from White Sox for A.J. Pollock.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 1, 2022
Dodgers’ Craig Kimbrel trades information
Los Angeles has secured their closer for the 2022 campaign in a flash. Since his debut in the major leagues in 2010, Kimbrel has been an absolute force on the bump. Since then, he’s pitched for the Braves, Cubs, Red Sox, Padres, and White Sox, among others. Now he’ll be ready to help the Dodgers put on remarkable performances.
They also expect Dustin May, Danny Duffy, Tommy Kahnle and Phil Bickford back at some point.
The Dodgers’ pitching depth is enormous.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 1, 2022
The Dodgers made a lot of news earlier this offseason when they signed Freddie Freeman to a massive contract. The Braves bought Matt Olson, which meant that first baseman Freeman would never play for them again.
Freeman is pumped to join the Dodgers’ already stacked lineup. With Kimbrel joining the team as well, the club has had an incredible month. Kimbrel, an eight-time All-Star, is known for his dominance on the mound late in games.
Kimbrel has a career save total of 372 and a 2.18 ERA. With the ball in his right hand, he’s a machine, and he’ll look to keep that up with LA starting in Game 1.
Contract with Craig Kimbrel
Kimbrel’s contract is about to expire. This season, he’ll earn $16 million.
Statistics on Craig Kimbrel
With the White Sox, Kimbrel posted a 5.09 ERA, a far cry from his 0.49 ERA with the Cubs earlier in the season.