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.
The Dodgers recalled RHP Mitch White and placed OF AJ Pollock on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 5, 2021
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.