It looks like AJ Pollock could be cleared for a rehab assignment soon, returning from a surgery to clear an infection in his elbow.
AJ Pollock told us earlier on #DodgerOnDeck he gets the PICC line removed a week from today (June 12) "When that happens I think stuff will start to move pretty quick."
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) June 5, 2019
Before Wednesday’s finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks, AJ joined David Vassegh on AM570 and told him he’d be getting his PICC line removed in one week.
AJ Pollock had to have metal hardware from a previous surgery removed after an infection developed in the area. Doctors then inserted a catheter (PICC line) to deliver antibiotics directly to the infected area.
Manager Dave Roberts said once the PICC line is removed Pollock will be able to start baseball-like activities. Pollock is currently able to work out and his elbow is feeling strong. To get game ready Roberts figures Pollock will need about 40 to 50 at-bats, so he will likely spend a couple of weeks in the minor leagues.
Pollock was not off to a hot start before going on the IL, and Alex Verdugo has been very successful in his absence. The Dodgers will likely see a lot of platoon work when Pollock returns to the already crowded outfield.