Pollock (elbow) noted Saturday that he's progressing "ridiculously good" after recently receiving a CT scan, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports. "With these types of injuries, I've done research in the past and for some reason you don't always see bone-to-bone healing," Pollock said. "They don't expect 100 percent bone-to-bone healing, but if you can get 50, 60 percent...but I'm way past that. I'm up in the 80s or 90s."
Pollock's activity level would seem to support that he's coming along faster than expected, as he was spotted shagging fly balls Saturday and has already begun hitting off a tee and playing catch from 60 feet. He remains hopeful that he'll be able to return until the season is over, though at this point, that's not likely to happen until September.
Pollock (elbow) has been doing some light throwing with tennis balls and hopes to throw baseballs soon, Matthew Bain of the Arizona Republic reports.
Pollock started throwing with tennis balls in early July and continued up to the All-Star break. Now that the break is over, the centerfielder plans to ramp up his rehab. Pollock hasn't played a game all season after breaking his elbow in spring training, but said he would "for sure" return before the season is over. He makes for an intriguing DL stash option based on his immense skill set.
Speaking on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Thursday, Hall said Pollock is "doing great" and could be "back sooner than we thought or hoped." Pollock himself has said he'd like to resume baseball activities by July 1. If he does, there's a decent chance we see him in a big league uniform fairly soon. Pollock is a guy worth stashing on your DL.
Saturday's announcement further cements what most feared when Pollock went down late in spring training with a fractured right elbow. He'll be shut down from baseball activities through the All-Star break according to Sheridan's timetable, but there's the distinct possibility that Pollock will miss the entire regular season. The
A.J. Pollock (elbow) underwent successful surgery Tuesday and is without a timetable to return.
A plate was placed on the tip of Pollock's right elbow during the procedure, and while the surgery was a success, the team is not ready to give an estimate as to when he could return to action. There is a chance that Pollock won't be able to return at all this season, although he has stated that his goal is to return at some point this year. Chris Owings and Socrates Brito are expected to share time in center field going forward.
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