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.
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.
Dave Roberts on AJ Pollock: "he felt it grab … I assume it’s gonna be an IL." Expect a move tomorrow. #Dodgers
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 15, 2021
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