The Dodgers added to the dump of good news on Saturday when it was revealed that outfielder AJ Pollock would be in the lineup for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, an LA minor league affiliate.
The news was actually dropped by the Quakes on Twitter.
Pollock is big in the Inland Empire! https://t.co/Kei3v8A9RK
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 29, 2021
Pollock has been out since May 14 after re-aggravating a hamstring strain he suffered in Anaheim against the Angels. Earlier this week, Dave Roberts said he was uncertain of how many at-bats Pollock would need before re-joining the Dodgers. Chances are fair that he can be back with the team before they head out on a 6 game road trip.
On the season, the veteran outfielder has a .277 batting average with 4 home runs and 17 runs batted in over 32 games. When he went down with the injury, he was in the midst of a 7-17 (.412) hot streak with a 1.382 OPS over his last 8 games.
With Cody Bellinger and Zach McKinstry rejoining the active roster on Saturday, Roberts will need to get a little creative with who the team sends down to create a spot for Pollock. Currently, the Dodgers have been carrying 14 pitchers out of necessity while they play with only a 4-man starting rotation.
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