A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 days ago

Pollock (groin) is in the Cactus League lineup Friday, leading off and playing center field, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It marks Pollock's first in-game MLB action since March 12, though he's suited up for some minors contests. Arizona held him out Thursday because of wet field conditions, which presented a bit of a risk with his groin injury. Pollock may not play the entire game Friday. However, something around five innings today and consistent or increased work in remaining exhibition games likely would be enough to ease fears of those aiming to draft the snakebitten but exciting five-category weapon.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
5 days ago

Pollock (groin) is expected to return to the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday. "He was potentially available today, but because of the wet grounds, we decided to hold him back one more day," said manager Torey Lovullo on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The star outfielder will be clearing a major hurdle Friday as it will be his first time back in a major league lineup since March 12. He has played in minor league games this week, however. Assuming that the field is in good condition Friday, Pollock should be ready to draw back into the lineup.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 week ago

Pollock (groin) could return to the D-backs' lineup as soon as Thursday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock played in a minor league game Monday, where he finished 1-for-3. He did not run the bases during the game, but ran them as part of his pre-game workouts. The expectation is that Pollock will play in another minor league game Tuesday before resting Wednesday.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
2 weeks ago

Pollock said he feels better Tuesday after a groin cramp forced him to leave Monday's game early, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is good news, as Pollock dismissed Monday's ailment as a cramp, suggesting he will be back in exhibition action sooner than later.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Pollock was taken out of Sunday's game against the Giants after experiencing tightness in his left groin, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollock's exit from the game appeared to be merely precautionary, and the severity of the tightness was deemed "mild," but the fact it is the same groin as the one he injured back in September has to be somewhat concerning for the Diamondbacks. The 29-year-old missed almost all of last season after suffering a broken elbow in early April, so he'll be hoping his groin tightness doesn't cause him to miss any more time than he already has had to in the past year.

A.J. Pollock
CF ARI
1 month 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
1 month 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.