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A.J. Pollock | Outfielder

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson indicated Tuesday that A.J. Pollock (hand) could be ready to begin a rehab assignment on August 1.
Making his way back from surgery to repair a fractured right hand, Pollock is close to resuming baseball activities. The August 1 timetable for a rehab assignment sounds right, as the D'Backs had looked at mid-August as a possible return date for the outfielder. He was batting .316/.366/.554 with six homers, 15 RBI and eight steals before breaking his hand in late May. Jul 9 - 8:55 AM

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A.J. Pollock underwent successful surgery Monday to have a plate and screws inserted into his fractured right hand.

The D'Backs said they don't expect Pollock to be ready for baseball activities for another eight weeks, so he probably can't realistically be expected to return until at least mid-August. It's a shame for a guy who was well on his way to a breakout season.
Jun 2 - 7:44 PM

Diamondbacks placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.

Pollock suffered the injury when he was hit by a Johnny Cueto pitch in the eighth inning Saturday. He'll undergo surgery and is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks. It's a major blow for the D'Backs given how well Pollock had been playing. David Peralta has replaced him on the roster.
Jun 1 - 1:19 PM

A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured right hand when he was hit on the hand by a Johnny Cueto pitch in the eighth inning Saturday.

That's a killer injury for a Diamondbacks team that's been playing a little better. Pollock had been the team's best player of late, and the Diamondbacks have just one other viable starting outfielder with Mark Trumbo out, that being Gerardo Parra. Hopefully, they'll finally start using Martin Prado in the outfield now, with Eric Chavez playing a lot of third base against righties. If they're not willing to go that route, they'll be using a lot of Cody Ross, Ender Inciarte and Alfredo Marte in the corners.
Jun 1 - 1:14 AM

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a stolen base Friday against the Reds.

While Goldschmidt has been Goldschmidt, it's Pollock who has been the Diamondbacks' best player this month, hitting .372 with three homers, three triples and nine doubles in 86 at-bats. Fortunately, that's been good enough to get him back into the leadoff spot on a regular basis. He was expected to occupy that spot originally, but manager Kirk Gibson decided to start using Gerardo Parra there instead, sending Pollock's fantasy value plummeting in April. It's come all of the way back now, obviously.
May 31 - 12:33 AM

A.J. Pollock finished 2-for-4 with a double, triple, steal and two runs scored in a 4-0 victory over the Reds on Thursday.

Pollock has thanked manager Kirk Gibson for the ride up the lineup into the leadoff slot by raking over the past few days. He's 8-for-16 (.500) with five extra-base hits over his past four games. Pollock supports a robust .306/.355/.535 slash with six homers and seven steals in 170 at-bats. Gibson has indicated Pollock could remain in the leadoff slot for the foreseeable future.
May 30 - 12:41 AM

A.J. Pollock hit leadoff for the Diamondbacks for the third straight game Tuesday.

Pollock has spent most of the season towards the bottom of the order, but with a .290/.339/.500 batting line he could no longer be denied a move up. Manager Kirk Gibson indicated that the outfielder could stay in the leadoff spot for a while. "I don't know if I've settled in (with Pollock atop the lineup)," Gibson said "… But one of the things that's good about him is he's shown the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark. He' shown good power. He also gets on base and can steal a base for you. You know he's going to settle up there somewhere at some point in his career and we're getting to that point."
May 28 - 8:59 AM

A.J. Pollock smacked a walk-off two-run homer in the ninth to sink the Padres in Monday's 7-5 victory.

Pollock blasted Kevin Quackenbush's offering over the right center field wall, his first career walk-off. The 26-year-old, who may have become a fourth outfielder were it not for Mark Trumbo's injury, has been a pleasant surprise over the first two months, slashing .296/.337/.509 with six homers and six steals over 47 games.
May 26 - 11:39 PM

A.J. Pollock homered and tripled as part of a four-hit night Saturday against the Dodgers.

Pollock got the start in the leadoff spot tonight against a left-hander and made the most of it. He was originally expected to occupy that spot on a regular basis this year, but he's started just 10 games there, compared to 30 for Gerardo Parra. That he's spent so much time hitting low in a poor lineup has hurt his fantasy value. However, he's played well, especially for a guy who was supposed to become a fourth outfielder after Cody Ross was activated.
May 18 - 12:23 AM

A.J. Pollock finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer off Jordan Zimmermann in Monday's loss against Washington.

Pollock is riding a nice little six-game hitting streak in which he's spiked his average from .256 to .286. In those six contests, he's stolen five bags and added two doubles and a triple, in addition to tonight's production. His current .839 OPS is almost 100 points higher than his career mark of .740.
May 13 - 12:52 AM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Pollock took second base on White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers twice, giving him five steals in six attempts this year. Pollock has hit in four straight games, raising his season line to .278/.333/.472.
May 11 - 5:52 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

It's his first start since last Wednesday. Pollock had been dealing with some minor groin tightness.
May 6 - 4:56 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Brewers.

Pollock has missed five straight starts with groin tightness, but clearly the Diamondbacks don't feel that he's far away from returning to the starting lineup. Consider him day-to-day.
May 6 - 10:29 AM

A.J. Pollock (groin) missed a fifth straight start Monday, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said that the outfielder is "getting closer every day."

Gibson thinks Pollock might be better off returning to a corner outfield spot initially in order to put less stress on his groin. The outfielder is batting .258/.305/.449 with three homers over 28 games for the D'Backs this season.
May 5 - 10:24 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Sunday.

Pollock's strained groin is nearly 100 percent, but the Diamondbacks don't want to push it. He figures to shoot for returning to the lineup on Monday in Milwaukee. Ender Inciarte is in center field Sunday.
May 4 - 1:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Jordan Pacheco
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
2David Peralta
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Nick Evans
3Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8David Hernandez
9Matt Reynolds