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A.J. Pollock | Outfielder | #11

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 (elbow) said Saturday that his progress from right elbow surgery has been "ridiculously good" and he is still hoping to play this season.
He's began playing catch from up to 60 feet and also been cleared to hit off a tee. "It feels really good, like I can be going more aggressive," Pollock said. "But these guys (training/medical staff) are trying to be right in the middle of aggressive and conservative." While Pollock seems to be coming along nicely, he still has quite a ways to go and the out-of-contention Diamondbacks have no reason to push him. If he does come back to play this season, it surely won't be until sometime in September. Jul 17 - 8:55 AM

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A.J. Pollock (elbow) won't begin baseball activities for at least three months.

Don Sheridan, the doctor who performed his surgery, said Pollock could be done for the year. Pollock had a previous operation on his elbow in 2010. The plate from that surgery broke, leaving Pollock vulnerable to injury. Chris Owings and Socrates Brito will continue to split time in center field during Pollock's extended absence.
Apr 9 - 6:59 PM

A.J. Pollock (elbow) will have a checkup on Saturday with Dr. Don Sheridan, one of the doctors who performed his surgery Tuesday.

Pollock had surgery to have a plate placed on his right olecranon fracture, which is the bone at the tip of the elbow. The Diamondbacks haven't revealed a timetable for the outfielder, although one source told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that they would be "shocked" if Pollock returned before the All-Star break. Pollock has only said that he hopes to be back before the end of the season. The D'Backs plan to stick with Socrates Brito and Chris Owings in center field for now.
Apr 8 - 8:37 AM

Diamondbacks transferred OF A.J. Pollock from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Pollock fractured his right elbow in one of the Diamondbacks' last exhibition games and underwent surgery on Tuesday. He is expected to miss most of the 2016 season.
Apr 5 - 4:59 PM

A.J. Pollock is expected to have surgery Tuesday for his fractured right elbow.

The exact timetable for his return isn't yet known, but Pollock has vowed to return this season. There should be more clarity after Tuesday. Chris Owings and Socrates Brito will see time in center field for Arizona.
Apr 4 - 6:18 PM

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

He suffered the injury Friday against Kansas City and it's unknown if he'll return this season. It's going to be hard for the Diamondbacks to replace one of the best center fielders in baseball but Socrates Brito will get first crack at it. Manager Chip Hale said Chris Owings will also see time in center field this season.
Apr 2 - 10:20 PM

A.J. Pollock (elbow) said Saturday that his goal is to return before the end of the 2016 season.

Pollock fractured his right elbow in Friday's Cactus League contest and is set to undergo surgery. There is still no clear timetable for his potential recovery, but it sounds like he's looking at an extended absence and there's no guarantee he plays at all during 2016. It sounds like Chris Owings may get the first crack at starting in center field though Socrates Brito figures to be in the mix as well.
Apr 2 - 2:04 PM

A.J. Pollock suffered a right elbow fracture and will require surgery.

Absolutely brutal news for the D-Backs. Pollock has been dealing with elbow soreness for most of the spring and grabbed at the area in obvious pain after sliding into home plate during Friday's game. The team should have a better idea about his timeline on Saturday, but obviously he's looking at an extended absence. Socrates Brito could get a chance at a full-time role in Arizona's outfield, so those in deeper mixed fantasy leagues should take a look.
Apr 2 - 12:44 AM

The Diamondbacks announced late Friday that A.J. Pollock left Friday's game with a right elbow injury and is undergoing further testing.

Pollock grabbed at his elbow in pain after sliding safely into home plate during Friday's Cactus League contest. He has battled regular soreness in his elbow for the past two weeks, though this sounds as though it could be more serious. If Pollock if forced to begin the season on the disabled list, Socrates Brito is primed to receive everyday at-bats in center field and becomes an appealing mixed league option.
Apr 1 - 11:56 PM

A.J. Pollock was forced to leave Friday's Cactus League contest due to an aggravation of his right elbow injury.

The D'Backs have brought Pollock along cautiously all spring due to soreness that he has had in his elbow. He was seen grabbing his elbow in pain after sliding into home plate on Friday and did not return to the ballgame. Expect an update on his status from the Diamondbacks shortly.
Apr 1 - 11:17 PM

A.J. Pollock (elbow) is expected to be in the Diamondbacks' exhibition lineup Friday versus the Royals.

That's a sure sign that he will be active for Opening Day on Monday versus the Rockies. Pollock has been held out of Cactus League action since March 8 because of soreness in his right elbow, but the Diamondbacks were really just playing it safe with their star center fielder. He is one of the best all-around players in the major leagues and should be a fantasy monster this season on an improving Arizona team.
Mar 31 - 2:09 PM

A.J. Pollock (elbow) had three hits in five at-bats in an intrasquad game on Tuesday.

Pollock hasn't played a Cactus League game since March 8 due to soreness in his right elbow, but he's been playing in minor league and now intrasquad games for the last few days with no issues. The D'Backs figure to continue to keep him out of Cactus action in case they need to backdate a disabled list stint, but he still has a shot to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 29 - 6:04 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said opening the season on the disabled list is an "option" for A.J. Pollock (elbow).

It's the first time Hale has expressed any doubt about Pollock's Opening Day status. Pollock appeared in minor league games on Thursday and Saturday and will play again Sunday before being re-evaluated. "He has to get enough at-bats to feel ready," said Hale. "So if that's not possible, then maybe the DL is an option." If Pollock does land on the disabled list, it will be a short stint.
Mar 26 - 8:48 PM

A.J. Pollock (elbow) will play in a minor league game on Thursday.

Pollock hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 8 due to soreness in his right elbow, but he now has no restrictions. He will likely stay on the minor league side through the weekend, but the Diamondbacks expect him to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 3:09 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Tuesday that he feels confident A.J. Pollock (elbow) will not begin the season on the disabled list.

Pollock has come along more slowly than expected as he battles nagging soreness in his right elbow. However, he played defense and tracked pitches in a minor league game Sunday and Hale thinks the outfielder will be cleared for full Cactus League action "sooner than later." Pollock hasn't played an official spring training game since March 8.
Mar 22 - 9:51 PM

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3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
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RF1David Peralta
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