The Dodgers are going to have to make it through without one of their better offensive players. AJ Pollock has had issues with his hamstring over the last week, and it doesn’t appear to be improving.
The Dodgers pulled Pollock from the game early on Friday night. Legging out a ball hit over the head of the Marlins’ left fielder, Pollock got to third and had to come out.
As a result, the Dodgers moved Pollock to the injured list. Dave Roberts said on Saturday afternoon that they weren’t him back soon. In his own words, it could be a matter of weeks.
The Dodgers will turn to Matt Beaty in a greater role to compensate for the loss of Pollock. The good news is that Beaty has been very productive with the bat this year and will get more opportunities.
The Dodgers recalled RHP Edwin Uceta in the spot of Pollock. Los Angeles plans on throwing a bullpen game again Miami on Sunday afternoon, so he should be able to help with that.
It was originally supposed to be Walker Buehler going for LA on Sunday. Instead, they will give him the extra day of rest heading into the series against the Diamondbacks.