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Dodgers Injury News: A.J. Pollock Heads to IL; Matt Beaty Recalled from AAA

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 03: Matt Beaty #84 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in action during a spring-training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch on March 3, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

As expected, today the Dodgers announced that outfielder A.J. Pollock will be placed on the 10-day IL with what was listed as right elbow inflammation.

The next big question in Dodgers Nation was who would be called up to take his place on the active roster. The answer is Matt Beaty. The 26 year-old Beaty — who just celebrated his birthday on April 28 — will be recalled from AAA Oklahoma City in time for tonight’s Dodgers vs Giants matchup at Oracle Park.

Beaty is a left-handed batter, but throws right handed. He has appeared in 164 games at first base, 149 game at third base, and 16 games in the outfield in his minor league career. Moreover, he will be making his Major League debut upon entering a game with the Dodgers, and has slashed .277/.355/.434 with 2 HR and 10 RBI in 22 games for OKC this season.

**Update: Before the game, manager Dave Roberts updated the media on the status of Pollock.

Roberts confirmed that doctors will “go in there and see how bad the infection is.”

It’s going to be later this evening, and that’s all we know right now.

The Dodgers medical staff was alerted by “swelling and discoloration” on the elbow, and recommended further examination.

There is no word on how long Pollock will be on the IL at this time.

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  1. Pollock on the DL (sorry not into the politically correct IL:)? What a surprise! Maybe Roberts will see that starting Verdugo in CF is the way to go anyway.

  2. The Dodgers will face Baumgarner tonight, off-day(May2), next face San Diego(May3-5), Lauer,Lucchesi,Margevicius, return home to face Atlanta and Max Fried. That’s 5-LHPs in 6-days. Pederson will be off(counting last night) for 7-days. When Pederson does make an appearance as a pinch-hitter, he will be expected to contribute as if these “off-days” never existed. He won’t, he will be so rusty! Pederson is one of those hitters that Needs to be in the line-up as much as possible. The Dodgers bird-brained FO does Not realize this.

    • Robin, I have had just about enough of those 2 brain dead idiots running the team. Beaty ANOTHER FREAKING LHB! Whydon’t the Dodgers just remove the right hand hitter’s box whenever they come to bat! Don’t anyone tell me there wasn’t a RH bat available to take Pollock’s place somewhere! where’s the so called depth on this team? with that being said, ironically, last night the Dodgers hit 3 HR’s in the game…all by RH hitters….

  3. I suppose we will see Taylor tonight even though he is 1 for 16 vs Bumgarner. Apparently Verdugo is going to play tonight with Muncy sitting. He will never use Joc against a LHP. The only way to get a right handed hitting outfielder is with a trade, so here we are. Chris Taylor all the way. I was hoping for the best with Pollock, but this is certainly no surprise and it looks like long term.

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