AJ Pollock Injury: Updates on Diamondbacks OF's Hand and Recovery

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2014

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Updates from Wednesday, July 9

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com reports on a potential rehab date for A.J. Pollock:

Another outfielder, A.J. Pollock (fractured right hand), is getting closer to resuming baseball activities, and Gibson hinted Aug. 1 could be a target day for Pollock to go on a rehab assignment. 

Updates from Monday, June 2

The Diamondbacks have an update on Pollock:

Updates from Sunday, June 1

Zach Buchanan of AZ Central provides an update on AJ Pollock's injury and recovery:

The Diamondbacks pass along an update on Pollock's status:

Original Text:

The Arizona Diamondbacks were dealt a blow on Saturday night as outfielder A.J. Pollock may be forced out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. 

The team's Twitter feed had the news:

Pollock appeared to have been injured by a pitch from Johnny Cueto in the Diamondbacks' game against the Cincinnati Reds. Nick Evans came in to replace him in the lineup. The Reds went on to win the game 5-0. 

The loss of Pollock comes as a major setback for Arizona. The 26-year-old has been one of few bright spots on an otherwise fledgling Diamondbacks roster. He's hitting .316 with six home runs and 15 RBI on the season with a WAR of 3.0 through 51 games. 

The Diamondbacks currently sit in the cellar of the NL West at just 23-35. That's a deficit that will be even more difficult to overcome as long as Pollock is potentially on the disabled list.