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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
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A.J. Pollock went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday against the Angels.
This hasn’t been the smoothest spring for Pollock, as he’s batting just .160 (4-for-25) and was recently sidelined for nearly two weeks due to a groin injury. Fantasy owners will have to hope that he can use the remaining days of spring training to get back into the swing of things. There’s big-time upside if he can stay on the field. Mar 27 - 7:40 PM

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A.J. Pollock (groin) went 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to Cactus League action on Friday.

Pollock played four innings in the field and didn't report any discomfort with his groin afterwards. Provided he can avoid any setbacks next week, he should be in the club's Opening Day lineup.
Mar 24 - 6:33 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is now aiming to return to Cactus League action on Friday.

Pollock had been scheduled to return Thursday, but the Diamondbacks' spring training facility got hit with some morning rain and manager Torey Lovullo said he didn't want to chance anything on wet grass. Pollock hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 12 because of tightness in his left groin, but the expectation is that he will be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 3:28 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) went 1-for-3 at the plate in a minor league game on Monday.

Pollock didn't run the bases during the game but did so before the contest. It was his first game action in over a week due to left groin tightness. "I did bases before the game, and that felt really good," Pollock said. "I haven't really felt anything since [March 12], so that's a good sign." Pollock will go through a full minor league game Tuesday before resting Wednesday. If all goes well, he could return to Cactus League action Thursday. "We were really excited to get him back on the field," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "It's a good sign for us, so we're excited about it."
Mar 20 - 11:30 PM

A.J. Pollock's (groin) return to game action will be as a designated hitter in a minor league contest.

When that will happen isn't known yet, but it doesn't seem far off. "It’ll be within the next several days if everything checks out the way it’s supposed to," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. Pollock is a week removed from suffering a minor left groin strain. He's fully expected to be ready to go on Opening Day, but obviously it would ease the minds of fantasy owners if he can return to games soon and look 100 percent.
Mar 19 - 9:09 AM

A.J. Pollock said Tuesday that his left groin injury is "more of a cramp than anything" and that he feels "great."

Pollock felt something in his groin while rounding the bases following a home run Sunday. It was a little worrisome since his season ended last year because of a left groin injury, but it does appear that the Diamondbacks are just being cautious here by holding him out for a few more days. "It was probably me being a little more nervous because I did it last year," Pollock said. "I think if I didn't have the thing last year, I probably would've stayed in and kind of ran around and it probably would've been fine."
Mar 14 - 6:03 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that A.J. Pollock (groin) still needs another couple of days of rest.

Pollock was forced to exit Sunday's game due to left groin tightness. It's considered minor, but the Diamondbacks will give him some extra rest just to be on the safe side.
Mar 14 - 3:36 PM

A.J. Pollock was lifted from Sunday's Cactus League game with minor left groin tightness.

The Diamondbacks are calling his exit purely precautionary. Pollock must have sustained the injury while rounding the bases on his leadoff home run. It sounds as though this is minor and shouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 12 - 4:47 PM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Padres.

Pollock was the only Diamondbacks player to notch an extra-base hit on the afternoon. A broken elbow cost Pollock the first five months of the 2016 campaign. He was also bothered by a groin injury in September. In total, the 29-year-old outfielder appeared in just 41 games. When healthy, though, he is well worth the fantasy consideration. In 2015, he slashed .315/.367/.498 with 20 homers, 76 RBI and 39 steals in 609 at-bats.
Mar 4 - 6:50 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) told Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale that he thought he was "going to feel much better" when he ran on Friday.

Pollock was hoping to make a late-season return from a strained groin that he suffered a little over two weeks ago, but this little setback should effectively end his campaign. "He wants to get back in there," Hale said, "and obviously we’re not going to let him run the bases or get in a game until he can run 100 percent without pain."
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 09:49:00 AM

A.J. Pollock (groin) will begin to "ramp up" his activity next week.

He's working his way back from a strained groin he suffered about a week ago. Pollock is confident he'll be back before the end of 2016. The 28-year-old made his season debut in August after missing almost five months with a broken elbow.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Thursday that A.J. Pollock (groin) has "been hitting in the cage" and "doing a lot of exercises" in the pool.

A timetable for the outfielder's return hasn't been set yet, but the hope remains that Pollock will make it back late this season. He strained his left groin one week ago.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 08:39:00 AM

A.J. Pollock (groin) is expected to hit Monday.

Pollock suffered a left groin strain on Friday, but he's said to be ahead of schedule. The Diamondbacks believe he should be able to play again before the end of the season, but don't look for a meaningful contribution in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 06:17:00 PM

A.J. Pollock's MRI revealed a strained left groin.

It's probably about the best Pollock could have hoped for, though it will probably end his season nonetheless. It will be at least a week before he resumes baseball activities. With little to play for, the D'Backs would be wise to simply shut Pollock down and let him get a head start on next season. Pollock has hit .244 with four steals and a pair of home runs in 12 games since returning from a broken elbow. The 28-year-old is a fantasy stud when healthy, though obviously that wasn't the case in 2016.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 06:43:00 PM

A.J. Pollock left Friday's game against the Giants with a left groin injury.

Pollock appeared to tweak something while running out of the box during his first at-bat on Friday. Thankfully, the injury isn't related to the elbow troubles that sidelined him for most of the season. It's unclear how much time he may miss, but the Diamondbacks will assuredly play things very cautiously and won't rush him back. This could potentially end his season.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:32:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Jorge De La Rosa
10Tom Wilhelmsen
11T.J. McFarland
12JJ Hoover