The Dodgers signed AJ Pollock to a 4 year, $60 million dollar contract this past off-season amidst the criticism of injury concerns and inconsistencies. In 115 at-bats this season, that acquisition has given the Dodgers a slash of .233/.287/.330 (64wRC+) and a right elbow surgery in early May.
Now, according to Pedro Moura of The Athletic, it looks like the Dodgers and AJ have set a target date for his return:
A.J. Pollock is targeting the July 12 second-half opener in Boston for his activation from the injured list. He expects to take his first at-bats against live pitching this weekend.
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) June 24, 2019
The Dodgers were 19-11 (0.633) with AJ Pollock and as the season went on and 35-15 (0.700) in the last 50 games without him.
The emergence of Alex Verdugo in AJ Pollock’s absence was a true blessing in disguise and the return of the veteran, should be able to give some of the outfields more rest, especially with Joc Pederson helping out at first base.