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Dodgers News: AJ Pollock Heads to IL, Mitch White Recalled from Minor Leagues



As expected, the Dodgers announced that AJ Pollock is heading to the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. The outfielder is likely to miss two weeks at a minimum, according to Dave Roberts. In a corresponding move, pitcher Mitch White has been recalled from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Pollock injured his right hamstring last night in San Francisco on an awkward slide into third base in the first inning. He was helped off the field and diagnosed with a grade-2 strain. Considering he’d been one of the top offensive performers in the second half for the Dodgers, losing him in September is sure to present some challenges for the already struggling lineup.

Notably, before Sunday’s game, Roberts had a positive update on the status of Pollock who “felt much better today,” but still sees him out at least two weeks.

Mitch White rejoins the Dodgers once again and will likely be making the start on Tuesday in St. Louis. Or at least will be pitching the bulk of the game, according to Roberts. The right-hander has gone 1-2 in 18 games this season, posting a 3.49 ERA over 38.2 innings pitched. This marks his eighth stint with the big club. He most recently made an appearance with the Quakes, LA’s A-ball affiliate, where he tossed 6 scoreless innings.

The Dodgers go for the series win this evening at Oracle Park. LA sends leading Cy Young candidate Walker Buehler to the mound while the Giants will deploy a second bullpen game in a row.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. I thought for sure they would have brought back Beaty to take Pollock’s place on the roster, but NOOOO, dumb Roberts has another pitcher instead because of his stupid and ridulous obsession to play short a position player…

    • Please just bring back Beaty and get rid of McKinney and his .156 average with the Dodgers!!

  2. Now with 16 pitchers on active roster and only 12 position players . Honestly I hope it comes back to bite Roberts in the face,if it means he runs out of position players in a late inning tie game that goes into extra innings. Dodgers DO NOT need to carry 16 pitchers.

  3. Robert’s clearly has some sort of personal vendetta with Beaty. What’s also very clear is that Roberts plays his personal favorites above logical choices. This has already cost the team this year as well as last year and the year before as far as the pre-designated ‘Closer’ is concerned. Washed up KJ. All Robert’s needs now are a pair of PomPoms to go with his slap/…. he gives for free to all those who hit the dingers as they pass him by.

  4. Already happened. Friday night in the 11th had to have a pitcher bat because the bench was empty. Just one more example of Roberts lack of managerial ability. Also, this move just seems to add to his dislike for Beaty.

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