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Dodgers News: AJ Pollock to Be Activated from IL Sooner Than Expected



If you watched AJ Pollock be helped off the field a few weeks back, you — like most — probably thought that was the end of the season for the Dodger outfielder. He injured his hamstring on an awkward slide into third base in a 6-1 LA win over the Giants.

Thankfully it turned out to look much worse than it was and AJ was able to start doing baseball activities after being sidelined for less than two weeks. Over the weekend, he participated in simulated games at Dodger Stadium before heading to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Arizona on Monday. Now, he’s set to re-join the team on Thursday.

Ahead of Tuesday night’s opener against the Rockies, Dave Roberts said that Pollock would join the team in Colorado on Wednesday and be activated for Thursday’s matinee.

If the move feels somewhat rushed, it could very well be. With Cody Bellinger hitting the IL on Tuesday and likely missing a good chunk of time with that rib injury, the Dodgers have a clear need for productive bodies. And, with Chris Taylor’s struggles with a neck issue, Pollock could likely take over in center field for Bellinger.

AJ has hit .297 with 16 home runs and 58 runs batted in over 136 games this season.

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Written by Selena Marquez

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  1. With Pollock coming back, Raley will be optioned back. Hopefully CT3 will be back soon too, and it will be the end of Belli’s career with the Dodgers.

    • Dodger Boy, I couldn’t believe it that before Bellinger was put on IL, that dumb manager actually had him in last night’s starting lineup. Bellinger should do the right thing and sit out the rest of this year. But Roberts I’m sure will try to get him back next week. Pitiful.

      • Paul, Roberts needs to be fired. We need someone like Mike Sciosa who has managing experience and won’t make the same decisions as stupid Roberts. I heard that Jayce Tingler could be fired from the Padres.

  2. good to get pollock back, those AAA sluggers, reks, raley, souza, mckinny all way over-matched at the big league level. Combined they are an epic 28 for 188, BA .149, 3hr and 12 RBIs. How many more wins would they have with a replacement level outfielder, putting Urias out there would have been more productive, the has 9 RBIs in 55 ABs as a comparative..

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