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A.J. Pollock | Outfielder | #11

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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A.J. Pollock (groin, quad) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
He hasn't played since tweaking his quad on Monday. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the Diamondbacks are looking to get Pollock 10 at-bats before bringing him up to the big leagues. Barring another setback, Pollock should be back in Arizona by mid-week. Jun 24 - 9:43 PM

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A.J. Pollock (groin, quad) will be held out of action at Triple-A Reno for at least the next three days.

Pollock, who's been on the disabled list since May 15 with a right groin strain, experienced tightness in his right quad Monday while playing in his second minor league rehab game. It doesn't sound like a major setback, but it will obviously delay his return a little bit. Pollock was batting .299/.337/.455 with two home runs and 11 stolen bases through 37 games this season for Arizona.
Jun 20 - 8:47 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) departed Monday's rehab game with Triple-A Reno due to right quad tightness.

It appears to be unrelated to the right groin strain that sent Pollock to the disabled list, but it's nonetheless a discouraging development. Pollock was playing in his second rehab game with Reno and had been slated for activation later this week. That certainly seems unlikely to happen now. The Diamondbacks are calling the outfielder day-to-day for the time being.
Jun 19 - 10:54 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday.

He'll play five innings in his rehab debut and could return to the Diamondbacks' active roster next week if everything goes smoothly. Pollock has been on the disabled list since May 15 because of a Grade 1 strain of his right groin. The dynamic center fielder was batting .299/.337/.455 with two home runs and 11 stolen bases through 37 games this season for Arizona.
Jun 16 - 5:24 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is expected to run the bases sometime this week.

If he is cleared to progress in his rehab, manager Torey Lovullo said he would like Pollock to play in some minor-league rehab game before he is able to re-join the big club. There is still no definitive timetable on when he'll be able to return to game action in Arizona, but when he does he'll be back atop Lovullo's potent lineup.
Jun 11 - 11:07 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) ran at close to 100 percent on Saturday.

That's obviously a step in the right direction, though there's still no timetable for when he might be back. Arizona's stacked lineup will be even more potent whenever Pollock returns to the leadoff spot.
Jun 10 - 7:53 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) was scheduled to "throw and hit and do some live running" at the Diamondbacks' spring training complex on Thursday, according to manager Torey Lovullo.

Pollock looks to be making nice progress as he works his way back from a right groin strain. He will not require a rehab assignment before returning and could potentially be activated sometime next week, although a firm timetable hasn't been established.
May 26 - 8:43 AM

A.J. Pollock (groin) hit in the cage and ran on an anti-gravity treadmill Tuesday.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told reporters after the workout that Pollock will not require a minor league rehab assignment, but the center fielder is still probably a week or two away. He's been on the disabled list since May 15 with a Grade 1 right groin strain.
May 23 - 7:06 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) has begun doing some light jogging.

Pollock is making some nice progress, but he obviously won't be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday. The outfielder is working his way back from a Grade 1 right groin strain.
May 22 - 7:07 PM

A.J. Pollock has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 right groin strain.

It's the least severe strain and not as serious as the left groin strain Pollock dealt with last season. However, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo noted that the team will be careful with their star outfielder, so this definitely figures to be longer than a minimum DL stint. Gregor Blanco and Reymond Fuentes will split time in center field while Pollock is out.
May 15 - 7:02 PM

Diamondbacks placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Pollock suffered the injury during Sunday's game. It's unclear at this point how long the outfielder will be sidelined, but obviously it's a huge blow to the D'Backs and to Pollock's fantasy owners. Reymond Fuentes has replaced Pollock on the roster and is starting in center field Monday, but Gregor Blanco also figures to pick up the slack.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Fuentes becomes a viable punt play in all formats, although this isn't really a night where you need to save cap space without a single high-end SP on the slate. While the D'Backs have one of the highest team totals of the night, they make some sense as a GPP fade given how the lineup shakes out. Fuentes and Jake Lamb are the only lefties in the lineup, and Wheeler holds a strong 64.8% GB rate and 20.4 hard% against RH bats.
May 15 - 6:00 PM

A.J. Pollock was removed from Sunday's game due to a right groin injury.

Pollock dealt with a groin injury that ended his season prematurely in 2016 and it flared up again during spring training. He's being evaluated further and the club has yet to put a timetable on how much time, if any, he stands to miss.
May 14 - 9:01 PM

A.J. Pollock was removed from Sunday's game against the Pirates in the 10th inning with an apparent injury.

It's unclear at the moment what exactly happened, but Zack Greinke came on to run for Pollock after he singled in the 10th. The D'Backs should have an update on his status shortly.
May 14 - 8:25 PM

A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

It looks like Pollock is just getting a routine day off. Gregor Blanco will sub in at center field and hit leadoff Saturday against Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams. Pollock has been outstanding for the D'Backs this year, contributing a .299 average with two homers, 11 RBI and 11 steals over 35 games.
May 13 - 4:54 PM

A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Gregor Blanco is in center field and leading off. Yasmany Tomas is also sitting out, as Daniel Descalso is handling left field.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Randall Delgado