A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
15 hours ago

Pollock (groin) will bat leadoff in the Diamondbacks' exhibition opener Wednesday against Grand Canyon University.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock missed most of last season while recovering from a fractured elbow suffered in spring training, and ended up playing in just 12 games before the DIamondbacks elected to shut him down due to a groin strain. While 2016 was essentially a throw-away year for Pollock, he wasn't limited much during offseason workouts and entered spring training at full health. Though he still carries some durability concerns, the 29-year-old showed in his breakout 2015 season that he's capable of delivering excellent returns in nearly every fantasy category when healthy. If he makes it through the spring unscathed and demonstrates the hitting skills that made him an early-round pick heading into last season, Pollock should see his ADP rise in the weeks to come.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
3 days ago1 Comment

Pollock (groin) says he is healthy again and has stressed his eagerness to win with the Diamondbacks, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock noted multiple times that he is feeling healthy again, saying his body is moving cleaner and more athletic after a diverse offseason workout regimen. This is big for the 29-year-old, who has missed significant chunks of each of the past two seasons with a plethora of injuries, including a broken hand, shattered elbow, and strained groin. When he has played, however, the All-Star has been very productive for Arizona, slashing .308/.461/.493 in 915 at-bats since the start of the 2014 season. With questions surrounding the aging Diamondbacks' core, Pollock has his sights set on a productive and healthy 2017, for himself and Arizona.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Manager Chip Hale announced Friday that Pollock (groin) will not play again this season.

EDGE Analysis

It's been an injury-plagued season for Pollock, who was able to play in just 12 games in 2016. While his season will be cut short by the leg injury he has been dealing with, the fractured elbow that sidelined him for most of the season is no longer an issue, and he should be back at full speed well in advance of next year's spring training.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock (groin) told manager Chip Hale after running Friday that he thought he was "going to feel much better," the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hale described Pollock as being "a little down" during the conversation. While the team has not formally closed the door on Pollock playing again during the final week, Hale was clear that the team will not let Pollock run the bases or get into a game until he can run at full speed without pain. There are just six games remaining.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock (groin) is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was speculation that Pollock could return as early as Monday, but it seems that the outfielder's groin is not back to 100 percent. There's still a chance that the 28-year-old could get back into action before the season's over, but he'll wait at least a day longer to return, ceding Monday's start in center field to Mitch Haniger.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Manager Chip Hale said Saturday that Pollock (groin) could return during the team's second-to-last series, Nick Piecoro of Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

A groin strain suffered in his 12th game back from a broken elbow put Pollock on the shelf again earlier this month. However, he is said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery and ready to ramp up his activity over the next week. If all goes well, he could return at some point during the Sept. 26-29 series Washington, and Pollock is the type of player that can make a difference even with a very small window of opportunity.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock (groin) will take batting practice Monday and is ahead of schedule according to Diamondbacks trainers, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks still expect Pollock to return this season, and this news is a good sign that it isn't just unwarranted optimism. Pollock had four steals and a .716 OPS in 12 games before the injury sent him to the bench again, but he was showing some of the speed and power that made him a breakout star in 2015.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock (groin strain) won't be able to start his rehab for a week, but the Diamondbacks are holding out hope that he will be able to return before the end of the season, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll need to let the injury cool down before he begins to rehab it, and at that point there will only be two weeks left in the season, so it's certainly possible that he won't return in 2016. In the meantime, Socrates Brito figures to see a good chunk of the playing time in center field.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock (groin) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks have not updated Pollock's status after he left Friday's game with a strained groin, but it seems likely that he will miss more than just one game with the injury. He was removed in the second inning Friday after pulling his groin rounding first base, and he hopped on the spot, not letting his left foot touch the ground as he winced in pain. Socrates Brito will start in center field and bat seventh Saturday.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 months ago

Pollock was forced out of Friday's game after just one inning due to an injured left groin, Andrew Baggarly of MercuryNews.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kyle Jensen replaced Pollock in center field after his exit. Pollock's only at-bat for the evening resulted in a fly out, and he appeared to pull up as he was on the base path. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, rendering him day-to-day going forward.