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Report: Dodgers, White Sox Agree To Blockbuster Trade Involving Craig Kimbrel

White Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel delivers a pitch in a game.

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 12: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on October 12, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen suffered a major blow earlier this year when Kenley Jansen signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves. That being said, the Dodgers just found their replacement for Jansen.

According to ESPN insider Jeff Passan, the Dodgers have acquired All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for outfielder A.J. Pollock.

Passan is reporting that it's a straight-up player swap for the Dodgers and White Sox. No money is being exchanged as part of this deal.

Kimbrel will earn $16 million this season and slide into the closer role for the Dodgers. As for Pollock, he will make $10 million on the White Sox and has a $10 million player option for the 2023 season.

Most of the attention this afternoon will go to Kimbrel, and understandably so. Over the course of his MLB career, Kimbrel has a 2.18 ERA with 1,026 strikeouts and 372 saves.

It's worth noting that Kimbrel struggled with the White Sox last season. In 24 appearances, Kimbrel had a 5.09 ERA.

Pollock, meanwhile, had a .297 average with 21 homers and 69 RBI last season with the Dodgers. He'll certainly help out the White Sox's lineup.