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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
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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." Sep 25 - 9:49 AM

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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.
Sep 17 - 6:16 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.
Sep 16 - 8:39 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.
Sep 12 - 6:17 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.
Sep 10 - 6:43 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.
Sep 9 - 10:32 PM

A.J. Pollock was forced to leave Friday's game in the first inning with an apparent injury.

It's unclear at the moment what exactly occurred, but Pollock was not running well out of the box after his first at-bat. Expect an update from the Diamondbacks shortly.
Sep 9 - 10:02 PM

A.J. Pollock went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Pollock struck for a solo home run off Dodgers starter Ross Stripling in the first inning. That would be his only hit of the game. The dinger was just his second of the season. In addition, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting to a .286/.359/.457 triple-slash across 35 at-bats. The low AB total is due to a fractured elbow that cost him most of the season. He was just activated from the disabled list on August 26.
Sep 7 - 1:09 AM

A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

Pollock has been playing more than expected since returning from the disabled list, but he'll get a breather for this one. Welington Castillo is also sitting out, as the D'Backs have Socrates Brito in center field and Tuffy Gosewisch at catcher.
Sep 4 - 1:25 PM

A.J. Pollock hit his first homer and walked twice Friday against the Rockies.

The homer was a two-run shot off Jordan Lyles. Pollock has hardly missed a beat after losing the first five months of the season; he is hitting .304 with an .842 OPS since rejoining the Diamondbacks last week.
Sep 3 - 12:32 AM

Diamondbacks activated OF A.J. Pollock from the 60-day disabled list.

Pollock will make his season debut for the D'Backs on Friday, as he's in center field and batting second against Brandon Finnegan and the Reds. The outfielder was on the shelf for the bulk of the first five months of the season with a fractured elbow.
Aug 26 - 4:52 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said A.J. Pollock (elbow) will play two out of every three games when he returns from the disabled list on Friday.

Pollock is expected to make his season debut Friday against the Reds after missing the first five months of the year with a fractured elbow. The 28-year-old was an absolute monster for the D'Backs in 2015 and looked sharp during his minor league rehab assignment. Even if he only plays four or five times a week, Pollock will still be a worthy investment for fantasy owners.
Aug 25 - 7:44 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said A.J. Pollock (elbow) will likely be activated Friday.

There was talk of a Wednesday or Thursday return, but the out-of-contention Diamondbacks don't want to be too aggressive with their prized center fielder. Pollock, out all season due to a fractured elbow, has batted .433/.541/.733 with two home runs and two stolen bases on his 10-game minor league rehab assignment.
Aug 23 - 6:13 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that A.J. Pollock (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list by the end of the week.

Pollock had a minor oblique issue early last week, but he's over it now and is 4-for-8 with two doubles since moving up to the Triple-A level on Saturday. He's batting .433/.541/.733 with two homers over 37 plate appearances during his rehab assignment and is capable of making a big impact in fantasy leagues for the final month of the season.
Aug 22 - 6:13 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that A.J. Pollock (elbow, intercostal) is en route to Triple-A Reno where he'll continue his rehab assignment on Saturday.

Hale also noted that if all goes well there, he could return to the Diamondbacks lineup before the end of next week. It has been a remarkably quick recovery for the dynamic young outfielder who should now be owned in all mixed leagues for the stretch run.
Aug 19 - 9:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Chris Owings
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
3Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
3Kyle Jensen
4Mitch Haniger
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Shelby Miller
6Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Daniel Hudson
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Jake Barrett
5Andrew Chafin
6Silvino Bracho
7Patrick Corbin
8Edwin Escobar
9Zack Godley
10Steve Hathaway
11Matt Koch
12Dominic Leone