Dodgers News: AJ Pollock Remains Out After Bout With Food Poisoning

Pollock must have been going through it.

The Dodgers injury bug isn’t quite going away yet. They got back Gavin Lux for Monday’s game against the Reds but also lost AJ Pollock in the process. The good news it that it was just an illness and that he should be fine. 

Dave Roberts revealed that Pollock went down with a stomach issue prior to Monday’s game. The Dodgers opted to keep him out today as well as he continues to regain his strength. From the sound of it, he had a rough time keeping his energy and hydration up. 

The Dodgers opted to go with Matt Beaty in the outfield against right-handed pitcher Matt Hoffman tonight. 

AJ had a little kind of, I don’t know if it was a bout with food poisoning or a little 24-hour stomach bug. Was down yesterday trying to rehydrate, obviously the body wasn’t in a good place, unavailable. Today he’s back, trying to get his strength back…he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow. 

Pollock is expected to be back in the Dodgers lineup tomorrow afternoon. The Reds will be throwing another right-handed pitcher in that matchup going with Sonny Gray. Pollock hasn’t hit particularly well in the early part of the season, but he’s been much better against left-handed pitching. 

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For the year, Pollock is slashing .242/.288/.339 with 1 homerun. He’s also been the only Dodgers outfielder to stay healthy for the year up until this point. Chris Taylor, Zach McKinstry, Mookie Betts, and Cody Bellinger have all seen their share of injuries in the first month of the season. 

He is available off of the bench tonight and could see time on defense. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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