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Dodgers News: AJ Pollock Officially Completes Rehab Assignment for LA

The outfielder made his first and only hit a big one.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 18: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Injured Dodgers center fielder AJ Pollock, out since April 29th with an elbow infection and subsequent surgery, has completed his minor league rehabilitation assignment with the Quakes.

After going 0 for his first 12 at-bats, he collected his first hit via the home run ball on Tuesday night.

Earlier this week, the club activated David Freese from the 10-day while optioning Edwin Rios and Kyle Garlick to AAA.

The Dodgers active roster currently sits at 24 after the activation of Corey Seager, and option of Matt Beaty. Pollock’s eventual activation would not usually require an additional roster move, however he was transferred to the 60-day IL late in June after Zac Rosscup had his contract purchased from triple-A Oklahoma City.

With the 40-man roster full — and Tony Cingrani and Rich Hill already on the 60-day IL — Rocky Gale may find himself in danger of losing a roster spot before Pollock can be activated ahead of game one in Boston as the second half of the season kicks off.

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.

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    • Yep, this would be a positive thing for our future if Gale was let go. It would mean that Smith would be the stopgap regardless. Kind of surprised he is still on the 40 man.

    • Paul you said it correctly. Instead of Beaty being sent down, AJ should be the guy. Am I the only one who thinks his contributions are massively over-rated?

  1. here we go again dodger fans. Almost every season before the all-star game we lose a guy or two or three, but who’s counting. And the replacements usually do a good to a very good job. Then the injured ones come back one by one. and of course, some boo birds will be at the stadium and some cheerers. but that’s part of the game. some know it and many don’t. You know the guys that were injured got us here too before the injuries. give a break and welcome them back. We will do well. We need to get the timing back and hits where we need them.

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