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Dodgers: AJ Pollock Exits Friday Night’s Game With Apparent Injury

Not great to see when LA is trying to get healthy.



The Dodgers might be in a bit of a situation with AJ Pollock. The outfielder was removed from a game against Anaheim with a hamstring injury last week and he ended up sitting out the entire weekend.

Pollock was once again pulled tonight in the Dodger game against the Marlins. Getting his first start since that injury, Pollock was running to third base on a ball hit by Austin Barnes. Pollock as replaced by Matt Beat on the bases and in left field.

It would be very unfortunate if the Dodgers had to place Pollock on the injured list right now. He’s been one of their best hitters over this tough stretch and has put together a pretty good season early on. 

Pollock is slashing .277/.333/.457 with 17 runs driven in. The Dodgers are expected to get Zach McKinstry back soon, but not before he goes on a rehab assignment possibly this week. That assignment would likely be for about a week. 

UPDATE

After the game, Dave Roberts confirmed that AJ felt a “grab” in his balky hamstring. With the reaggravated injury, Pollock is all but destined for the injured list for the first time this season.

Other Dodgers News

The Dodgers dug deep to sign some relief depth this week. They picked up RHP Nate Jones on a minor league deal and he is one of a few deals made in May. With all of the injuries that have plagued the team over the last few weeks, you can’t have too much depth.

The Dodgers also might be getting David Price back soon. The left-handed reliever is recovering well from a hamstring issue and could be activated as soon this week depending on how things go. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Sorry for AJ, just when his bat was coming around and much needed in a RH heavy hitting line-up. Outstanding clutch hitting in the 2nd inning w/ a blast by Mad Max. Solid defense by all and super save by Kenley. However, another failed appearance by the bench firm of No-use, Petered-out, and Rwasted. “KO-King Petered- Out” for “ Contact Hit- Man Beaty”? Even a safety squeeze was possible w/ his bat control w/ lefty on lefty. Think outside the box! Regardless need some bench production.

  2. Not really looking forward to Price coming back. His best days are way behind him. Pretty much BP for opposing teams!

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