AJ Pollock was one of the names missing from Dodgers’ camp early on, but he did report. His appearance this past week led media members to wonder why he had been gone.
On Friday afternoon, Pollock revealed that he had missed part of camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. The Dodgers had Pollock absent from camp until he was free of symptoms and was able to return two negative tests per league guidelines.
I got the coronavirus so I had to, kind of a wild roller coaster there with some twists. But I was just waiting to get cleared. So that’s kind of what delayed this whole thing. Kate and Maddi are still back in Arizona yeah hopefully they can come here really soon…It was a wild ride. I was in Arizona, my air conditioning broke, and I didn’t sleep at all that night and I woke up…I had a little bit of a headache and body aches, and just thought it was because I didn’t sleep well.
Pollock did go on to say that he had also lost his sense of smell in the process, a common symptom with COVID-19. The Dodgers’ outfielder also took the time to give an update on his daughter, who was born premature and spent a lot of time in the NICU. Maddi sounds like she is doing well and progressing.
She’s doing great she’s over eight pounds now so she’s trending in the right direction. She basically just needs to be to feed more on her own before she can come home.
We’re very thankful that father and daughter are doing well and we wish them all the best of health. The Dodgers will have an incredibly stacked outfield with Pollock now back in the fold.
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