A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
2 days ago

Pollock (elbow) was activated from the DL and is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following a successful 12-game minor league rehab stint, Pollock will slot in against lefty Brandon Finnegan for his long-awaited 2016 debut. Pollock, on the heels of a .315/.367/.498 showing last season, was treated as a borderline first-round pick in drafts this spring before he fractured his elbow. He should be deployed in most formats right away even though manager Chip Hale suggested Pollock will only play two out of every three days to start.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 days ago

Pollock (elbow) is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been locked in throughout his rehab assignment and hasn't slowed down since reaching Triple-A Reno, going 4-for-8 with two doubles, two walks and four RBI in his first two games with the top affiliate. It sounds like he will be activated in time for the start of the Reds series and should play close to everyday down the stretch as he and the team look to salvage something from what has been a lost season.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
6 days ago

Pollock could be reinstated from the disabled list by the end of the week according to manager Chip Hale, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock has been hammering the ball in his minor league rehab stint with a 1.251 OPS in nine games. The Diamondbacks will be returning for a homestand beginning Monday, and it would be surprising if Pollock isn't in uniform by then. He had a career year in 2015 with an amazing 65 extra-base hits including 20 home runs in 157 games, and if his minor league performance is any indication, he's ready to pick up where he left off.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 week ago

Pollock (elbow) went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in his first rehab game with Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks want Pollock to play a few games at the Triple-A level before activating him from the disabled list, and he got his stint off to a quick start Saturday. The team has not said exactly how many games Pollock will play with Reno, but he posted a 1.251 OPS over his first nine minor-league games, so he should not need to do too much more convincing before the team activates him. That move could come at some point this week.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 week ago

Manager Chip Hale said Friday that Pollock (elbow) could rejoin the Diamondbacks in a week, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock has been sidelined for quite a while, but his target return is now coming into better focus. He is on his way to Triple-A Reno and will presumably begin playing for that squad Saturday. He will be given a few games to get into playing shape, but if he avoids any setbacks and hits the ball at least reasonably well, there seems to be a decent chance the Diamondbacks activate him at some point in the latter portion of their upcoming seven-game homestead, which begins Monday.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 week ago

Pollock (elbow) is expected to join Triple-A Reno on Friday, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will play in one more game with High-A Visalia on Thursday, his sixth appearance with the affiliate, before transferring his rehab to Reno. The 28-year-old has gone 8-for-19 with two homers, one double, four walks and one stolen base so far while on his rehab assignment, so it seems he's pretty well locked in already despite missing the first four months with a broken elbow. Pollock is close enough to a return now that he should be stashed in virtually all formats.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
3 weeks ago

Pollock (elbow) went 1-for-4 in a rehab game with the Diamondbacks' Arizona League team Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's game was Pollock's first game action since he fractured his elbow just days before the start of the regular season. The Diamondbacks will not rush him back given the length of his absence, but with his 20-day rehab clock now running, he is on track to rejoin the big club before August comes to a close.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
3 weeks ago

Pollock (elbow) will DH in an Arizona League game this weekend and manager Chip Hale believes the star center fielder could return to the Diamondbacks before September, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock's speedy recovery from what was initially thought to be a season-ending broken elbow continues to pick up steam as he'll begin playing in Arizona Rookie League games over the weekend. He'll only DH in the beginning, but he'll likely progress to playing in the field provided that his elbow responds well. Hale's comments Friday suggest that not only does he believe Pollock will be back this season, he believes that Pollock will be back before the calendar turns to September.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
4 weeks ago

Pollock (elbow) faced live pitching on Tuesday and is scheduled to play in the Arizona Rookie League later this week, Jake Rill of MLB.com reported.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock faced teammate Rubby De La Rosa, who is also on the mend. Afterward, Pollock said, "Physically, I feel really good." Pollock is expected to be the DH for his first few appearances in the Arizona Rookie League before taking a spot in the field. The star center fielder remains optimistic that he'll return this season.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 month ago

Pollock (elbow) faced live pitching Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock began hitting off a tee in mid-July, but he has now advanced to the point where he can step into the batter's box and hit baseballs thrown by a pitcher. Pollock still has several steps to go in his recovery from a fractured elbow, but he continues to make good progress, and there remains optimism that he will be able to get on the field before this season comes to a close.