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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) 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

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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.

A.J. Pollock didn't start on Sunday but went 2-for-2 with a double off the bench in an extra-inning victory over the Rockies.

Pollock nearly ended the game in the 12th inning when he crushed a ball over 420 feet to center field that went for a double. He has had an outstanding first month of the season, slashing .324/.366/.486 with two homers, eight RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Apr 30 - 8:33 PM

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

He's just getting a day off. Yasmany Tomas and Chris Owings are also sitting out, as the D'Backs have Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field and in the leadoff spot, Daniel Descalso in left field and Nick Ahmed at shortstop.

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-3 with a walk and two steals against the Rockies on Friday.

The Diamondnacks are running like mad, and Pollock already has nine steals in 11 attempts. At this rate, he's not going to have to be a great hitter to finish the year as a top-10 outfielders.
Apr 29 - 2:42 AM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win against the Padres.

Pollock also swiped a pair of bases to give him six thefts on the season, including five over the past seven outings. He has recorded six multi-hit games over his past eight outings dating back to April 17, raising his average from .196 to .302 in a big hurry.
Apr 26 - 1:09 AM

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

It's a routine day off. Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas are also getting breathers, as the D'Backs have Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field, Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Daniel Descalso in left field.

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-6 with a homer and a double in the Diamondbacks' 13-5 takedown of the Dodgers on Friday.

Arizona was trailing 5-4 before busting out for nine runs in the bottom of the eighth and decimating the Dodgers bullpen's sparking ERA for all-time. Pollock's homer came much earlier, leading off the bottom of the first off Alex Wood. It was his first homer since Opening Day.
Apr 22 - 1:44 AM

A.J. Pollock was responsible for two of Arizona's four hits and its only walk in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Pollock also swiped his third base. The Diamondbacks have been aggressive on the basepaths thus far, which should help Pollock's value. He's already tried five steals, while both Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings have gone 4-for-4. Even David Peralta is 2-for-3
Apr 20 - 1:41 AM

A.J. Pollock singled four times in five at-bats Monday against the Dodgers.

We're still in the time of year in which a player can raise his average from .196 to .250 with one good game. It's not too surprising that Pollock has needed time to find his stroke after missing so much of last year and also a chunk of this spring.
Apr 18 - 1:55 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
3Reymond 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
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8T.J. McFarland
9Jorge De La Rosa