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11 A.J. Pollock CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 12/5/1987 | Birthplace: Hebron, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Notre Dame | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $491,000 | Owned/Started%: 30/1 | Average Draft Position: 284.31
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Injured Diamondbacks outfielders slow to recover


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) The Diamondbacks have received bad news about two injured outfielders. Cody Ross, who has been sidelined with a calf strain for three weeks, was unable to take his run around the bases this weekend because his leg wasn't up to it. A.J. Pollock, meanwhile, is coming along slowly in his recovery from a fractured hand.

Pollock, who broke his hand on May 31, was hit on the same hand exactly two months later during a rehab assignment.

"When he got hit the second time, there's a lot of soreness there," Gibson told azcentral.com. "We're going to give him a couple of days off and try to get some of the inflammation out of there. It feels like it's a little too sore to maybe proceed right now."


A.J. Pollock held hitless in first Triple-A game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock moved his minor-league rehab assignment from the Arizona League (rookie) to Triple-A Reno Monday. Pollock played the field and wasn't much of a factor at the dish. He finished 0 for 5. Pollock has been on the disabled list since May 31 due to a broken right hand.

A.J. Pollock to transfer rehab assignment to Triple-A Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (hand) is expected to transfer his rehab assignment from the Arizona League (rookie) to Triple-A Reno Monday, per MLB.com. Pollock was 1 for 3 (.333) with one double and one strikeout through his first two games with the AZL Diamondbacks.

A.J. Pollock begins rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock began his minor-league rehab assignment for the team's rookie-league affiliate in Arizona Thursday, as he works his way back from a broken right hand.

Pollock went hitless in two trips to the plate, though he was able to shake off a hit-by-pitch after popping up in his first at-bat. Pollock has not played since May 31 due to the injury, and could need a fairly extensive rehab assignment before he can return to the majors.


A.J. Pollock to take live batting practice Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock will take live batting practice Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Pollock will take batting practice against rehabbing pitcher Daniel Hudson. Pollock will then head out on a rehab assignment if that goes well. Pollock has been out since May 31 due to a hand injury. He hit .316/.366/.554 over 177 prior to fracturing his hand. 


Arizona might not be active at trade deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) It seems unlikely the Diamondbacks will trade shortstop Chris Owings, outfielder A.J. Pollock, catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Wade Miley by the July 31 trade deadline, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Miley is drawing substantial interest, but general manager Kevin Towers said trading the left-handed starter "doesn't make a whole lot of sense since we're trying to acquire starting pitchers."

Officials with other teams also told Heyman that the Diamondbacks don't seem eager to trade veteran Martin Prado or reliever Brad Ziegler. One general manager interested in trading for Prado believes the Diamondbacks won't deal him because of his leadership and work ethic.


A.J. Pollock could be ready for rehab assignment by Aug. 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock, who is recovering from a fractured right hand, is getting closer to resuming baseball activities, per The Arizona Republic. Manager Kirk Gibson said Pollock might be ready for a rehab assignment by Aug. 1.

A.J. Pollock undergoes successful surgery Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his right hand Monday, the team announced.

Pollock is expected to resume baseball activities in approximately eight weeks. Factoring in rehab time, he'll likely be sidelined until the second half of August if all goes well with his recovery.


A.J. Pollock to miss 6-8 weeks with fractured hand


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand and miss six to eight weeks, manager Kirk Gibson told reporters. Pollock is hitting .316 with six homers and 15 RBI in 177 at-bats.


Diamondbacks place A.J. Pollock on DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Diamondbacks placed outfielder A.J. Pollock on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hand. He suffered the injury Saturday when he was hit by a Johnny Cueto pitch.

A.J. Pollock suffers fractured hand Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock has been diagnosed with a fractured right hand, the team announced.

Pollock was struck on the hand by a Johnny Cueto pitch in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Reds. With the diagnosis, the outfielder will likely be placed on the disabled list and be out multiple weeks while recovering.


A.J. Pollock hit on hand by pitch, removed from Saturday's game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds after being hit on the right hand by a pitch.

Pollock was 1 for 3 with a double before exiting. He's been fantastic over the last week and particularly his previous three games heading into Saturday's action, going 8 for 12 with five doubles and one triple while scoring seven runs and stealing two bases. The team will evaluate him further before making a determination on his availability for Sunday's game.


Luck driving A.J. Pollock's strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock has impressed this year, but luck has played a huge factor in his success.

Aside from an increased slugging percentage, very little about Pollock's overall approach has changed. He's striking out slightly more, making contact at similar rates and is showing similar batted ball rates. The biggest reason behind his recent surge is likely a .359 BABIP. 

Though that's likely to fall, Pollock has shown a few positive traits. He's been an efficient base-stealer, racking up seven steals in eight attempts. He's also showing more pop this year. His fly ball rate is slightly up, so there's a chance he could add double-digit home runs for the first time in his career. While the average is sure to drop, Pollock could still provide decent power/speed numbers. He's not this good, but he's useful in deeper leagues.


A.J. Pollock smacks walkoff two-run home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock showed some late-game heroics, smacking a walkoff home run to lead his team past the Padres on Monday.

Pollock took Kevin Quackenbush deep for a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth. He added two singled and finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 7-5 victory. He has four three-hit games this season, including two over his last eight games played. He is hitting .296 with six homers and 13 RBI in 159 at-bats.

A.J. Pollock proving his worth with the bat


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/19/2014) The Diamondbacks already knew they had a premium defender in A.J. Pollock. The question was whether he'd hit enough to play every day.

It's not much of a question anymore. In fact, his performance in 11 games since returning from a groin injury has even Fantasy owners taking notice. During that stretch, he's hit .450 (18 for 40) with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and six stolen bases.

The most encouraging development is the stolen bases. He had none before then, and his 12 last year hardly moved the needle. But judging from his minor-league track record, speed is a legitimate part of his skill set. He had 21 steals in 106 games in 2012 and 36 in 133 games in 2011.

Contact hitting is also a legitimate part of his skill set. It went under the radar last year, but he's far from a swing-at-anything type, never striking out more than 86 times in either a major- or minor-league season. And if he's making that much contact with even gap power, a high batting average isn't so far-fetched.

Let's say Pollock hits .285 with 10 homers, 30 doubles and 25 steals. That's enough to make him a starter in most all formats, and of course, he's on pace for well more than that now.


A.J. Pollock collects four hits Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock collected four hits Saturday against the Dodgers.

Pollock got in on the act in the second inning, tripling in a run. He singled in the fifth and seventh inning. Pollock added a home run in the eighth inning. With the bases empty, he hit a 93 mph fastball out to center field. Pollock finished 4 for 6, with three runs and two RBI. 


A.J. Pollock knocks fourth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Nationals Monday.

Pollock gave his team a lead with the two-run shot in the sixth inning, but they wound up giving it back to the Nationals in the ninth. He has a six-game hit streak as well as two hits in each of his last three games. Pollock has hit .286/.339/.500 with four home runs, nine RBI and five stolen bases.


A.J. Pollock back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers after missing five starts with a groin injury. Pollock went 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter Monday. He's batting .256 with three homers in 90 at-bats this season.

A.J. Pollock could return as corner outfielder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock could make his return as a corner outfielder for a "while" to put less stress on his injured groin, manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com on Monday. Pollock has missed five straight games with the injury but "is getting closer every day," Gibson said.

"If there's an option other than center field that might help," he said.

Pollock is hitting .258 with three homers in 89 at-bats.

A.J. Pollock not in lineup again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Diamondbacks A.J. Pollock, who's missed four straight games with a groin injury, is not in Monday's lineup at Milwaukee. Pollock is hitting .258 with three homers in 89 at-bats.

A.J. Pollock sitting again Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock is sitting out again Sunday, according to azcentral.com.

It's the fourth consecutive game Pollock has missed. He's been sidelined with a groin injury. Pollock is hitting .258 in 89 at-bats. 


A.J. Pollock out for third straight game with groin issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Saturday as he continues to nurse a groin injury, MLB.com reports.

"Hopefully I can get over this and not have to deal with anything ever again this year," he said." It's not a big deal. It really isn't. But in my head right now it kind of [stinks] not being able to be out there."

Pollock thought he'd be able to return Saturday before running in advance of the game.

"We thought he was pretty close," manager Kirk Gibson said. "I asked him after the game [Friday] if he thought he'd be ready to go, he thought he would and then he came out and ran today and he's just not where he needs to be."

Pollock has hit .258/.305/.449 with three home runs and five RBI in 89 at-bats.


A.J. Pollock homers in loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies Tuesday.

Pollock delivered a game-tying home run in the eighth inning but watched the Rockies grab the lead back in the ninth inning and hand the Diamondbacks their 22nd loss in just 30 games. Pollock has hit .261/.309/.455 with three home runs and five RBI in 88 at-bats.


A.J. Pollock returns to starting lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock returned to the starting lineup Friday night against Philadelphia. Pollock has not played since suffering a neck injury on Sunday. He is hitting 235 in 68 at-bats this season. 

A.J. Pollock sitting again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock was not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, according to the Arizona Republic.

Pollock has missed every game of the Chicago series due to a stiff neck. Tony Campana will get the nod in center. Pollock is hitting .235 in 68 at-bats.