Kolarek was one of the pitchers that was affected by the regulation requiring relief pitchers to face at least three hitters while entering a game before the 2020 season, but he was able to adjust.
In 20 games for Los Angeles that season, he was 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA, another save, and 19 innings pitched. With a WHIP of 0.789, he only gave up 11 hits and 4 walks.
With four postseason appearances, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series.
He took a beating in the first three games, allowing five runs on nine hits in just two and a third innings, but he only gave up a walk in two-thirds of an inning in Game 4 against his former team, the Rays, on October 24th.
After allowing a lead-off walk to Ji-Man Choi, he got Austin Meadows to fly out and struck out Brandon Lowe before giving way to Brusdar Graterol after facing the bare minimum of three batters.
The inning was ended by Graterol, but the Rays rallied for an 8-7 victory in the bottom of the ninth.
He was dealt to the Oakland Athletics on February 12, 2021, along with Cody Thomas, for IF Sheldon Neuse and P Gus Varland.
Adam Kolarek Salary
Adam Kolarek earns a salary of $700,000 per year on average.