AJ Pollock Set for Surgery, No Timetable for Return

Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 26: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits for his turn in the batting cage prior to the MLB game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on April 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers may be without their starting centerfielder for a while. AJ Pollock will undergo surgery on Thursday for an infection in his elbow and to take out the hardware he has in the elbow from a 2016 injury.

There is no timetable for his return yet.

Dave Roberts said the infection came from Pollock ‘bumping’ his elbow. It’s another tough break for Pollock, who has become known for missing time due to injuries. He’s not expected to miss too much time though.

The former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder has struggled at the plate this season, hitting .223/.287/.330 with a pair of home runs, 14 RBI and 23 strikeouts in 103 at-bats.

Alex Verdugo is expected to get the bulk of the playing time with Pollock out.


Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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