Dodgers News: AJ Pollock to Rehab with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

Pollock is working his way back from injury but is apparently nearing a return.

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)

AJ Pollock is reportedly starting tonight for the Dodgers’ Class-A affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Pollock has been working his way back from an elbow infection and operation for months and this is a true step in the right direction.

His return will have some major implications on the Dodgers’ roster in conjunction with the returns of Corey Seager and David Freese, as well. Pollock, who was signed in the off-season to be the Dodgers’ starting center fielder has had that spot taken by rookie sensation Alex Verdugo, so it should be interesting to see exactly what impact his return has. Of course, Joc Pederson has been playing at first base in preparation for Pollock’s return.

Expect a return sometime directly after the All-Star Break. Pollock was severely struggling before his injury, posting a 64 wRC+ in 29 games.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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