Dodgers CF A.J. Pollock to have elbow surgery




Dodgers coronary heart fielder A.J. Pollock will bear surgery Thursday on his correct elbow to take away from a earlier course of, the workers confirmed Wednesday.

There is not any quick timetable for his return, though supervisor Dave Roberts knowledgeable reporters that Pollock is anticipated once more this season.

Pollock, 31, was positioned on the injured file Wednesday as he provides with the contaminated bursa that was triggered when he banged the elbow on the sector in Chicago last week, MLB.com reported.

The veteran outfielder underwent surgical procedures to restore a broken progress plate throughout the elbow in 2010 and as soon as extra in 2016.

Speculating ahead of Wednesday’s announcement, the Los Angeles Times wrote that if the from the 2016 course of was in place, Pollock seemingly may be out just a few weeks. But if the enlargement plate wished to be repaired as soon as extra, Pollock most certainly would miss at least six weeks. Now, it appears, the reply is just not one of many above. He’ll have the eradicated, which can indicate an prolonged absence.

Exactly how prolonged is unclear. Roberts solely talked about it’s going to be “a little bit.”

Pollock, who signed a four-year, $55 million deal throughout the offseason after seven seasons and an All-Star look with the Diamondbacks, initially injury his elbow diving for a ball in a 2010 spring teaching sport.

He is slashing .223/.287/.330 in 103 at-bats this yr nevertheless when healthful has been one amongst MLB’s prime players the previous couple of years, posting an OPS of .900 or larger in 4 of his last 5 seasons, along with an All-Star 2015 season.

Pollock’s state of affairs will open up additional participating in time for rookie Alex Verdugo, who’s off to a fast start for the first-place Dodgers (20-13). He started in Wednesday’s loss to the Giants, going 2-for-4 to enhance his slash line to .342/.368/.616 with a .984 OPS in 73 at-bats.

Roberts moreover confirmed that outfielder Andrew Toles, who has been away from the workers for personal causes to start the yr, has reported to the Dodgers’ teaching facility in Arizona.




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