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 Dodgers today recalled infielder Matt Beaty from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed outfielder A.J. Pollock on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2019
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.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) May 1, 2019
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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