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Dodgers News: AJ Pollock Activated, Will Lux Split Time With CT3 In Center? Taylor Injury Update!



With an eye on the home stretch of the regular season and the beginning of the postseason, the Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock off the 10-day injured list and designated right-handed reliever Shane Greene for assignment.

Pollock injured his right hamstring while attempting to swipe third base in the first inning of the Dodgers 6-1 win over the Giants back on September 4th. The Dodgers’ second half leader in hits (51), will be back in the lineup for LA’s season finale vs. the Rockies on Thursday and will start in left field, manager Dave Roberts confirmed before the game. We discuss how getting Pollock back sooner than expected is going to be crucial for LA’s offense down the stretch and how it will allow him to find his rhythm before the postseason.

Plus, is AJ Pollock the Dodgers x-factor and is he primed to have a breakout postseason?

WATCH: AJ Pollock Activated, Will Lux Split Time With CT3 In Center? Taylor Injury Update!

Next, Gavin Lux has filled in nicely in Pollock’s absence and will slide over to centerfield where he’ll start in place of the injured Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor on Thursday. LA placed Cody Bellinger on the injured list yesterday with a non-displaced fracture to his left rib and today Dave Roberts said that they will look to avoid using Chris Taylor tonight vs. the Rockies as he’s still dealing with a neck injury.

Doc emphasized that he does not think the injury will require an IL stint for the All-Star utility man. We discuss who will man center field for the Dodgers for the remainder of the regular season and in the postseason. Plus, will Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor split time at center or will they give Cody Bellinger another chance if he regains his health?

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Written by Doug McKain

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  1. Pollock is back from a hamstring injury, otherwise I thought perhaps would be in CF due to having played there before and while in AZ. Does Lux have any time in the past in CF? WSS.

  2. I think Beuhler must be hurting and won’t tell the manager/coaches. I know he is human, but three bad starts in a row? Usually three runs are enough for a win for him. You would think that after a home run and 3 or 4 hits in a row, DR would have/should have pulled him. They really coughed up that game, a winnable one.

    • Urias’ velocity is down, and Buehler appears to have a dead arm or worse. I would like to see both of them rested for the rest of the regular season in hopes that at least one of them will be back to full strength for the playoffs. Bring up 2 pitchers from the minors to temporarily replace them and forget about trying to overtake the Vagiants. If at least one of them is back to full strength to team up with Mad Max, Kersh, and/or Gonsolin, we won’t be going deep into the post-season, let alone the World Series. We need to do this and not be concerned finishing in 2nd place. The good health of at least one of them is imperative or else we can kiss this season goodbye.

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