The Dodgers have some decisions to make with a few guys getting healthy over the next week or so. Dave Roberts already talked about Brusdar Graterol and their decision looming on him, especially since he sounds ready to go. Tony Gonsolin will make one more start before taking his turn in the Los Angeles rotation.
AJ Pollock is another guy that the Dodgers are going to need to make room for. And that could happen as soon as this weekend. Dave Roberts said they needed to see if Pollock would play one more game with Ranch Cucamonga on Wednesday, but it all depended on how Tuesday went.
The good news is that Pollock appeared to lock in a little bit with the Quakes on Tuesday night. The Dodgers outfielder went deep for the first time and just his first hit in his 3 rehab games with the Low-A team.
AJ POLLOCK HOME RUN ALERT
The #Dodgers outfielder launches a high fly ball over the left field wall to break the tie here at LoanMart Field!
B5 | Quakes 3, 66ers 2 pic.twitter.com/snEKqfp787
— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) June 2, 2021
Before Pollock‘s hamstring injury, he was one of the Dodgers’ most productive bats. It also came at a really good time since Los Angeles was in the middle of a really bad losing slide. He came out of a game against the Angels in early April and missed a few days. But he was removed from a game against the Marlins on the 14th and has been out since.
On the year, Pollock is slashing .277/.333/. with a .791 OPS and 17 runs driven in. When he does come back, he’s likely to platoon out in left field with some combination of other outfielders. Matt Beaty seems to be an option to hit right-handed pitching while AJ would go up against southpaws.