Pollock (elbow) has a "PICC line" in his body to help eradicate an infection that will sideline him for at least six more weeks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The PICC line inserted into Pollock's left biceps will give him a steady dose of antibiotics in an effort to get rid of an infection in his right elbow, an issue that popped up following surgery. He'll remain on the shelf for at least six more weeks while the medication does its job, and he'll undoubtedly need more time to get back into baseball shape once the infection clears up. A firm timetable for his return has yet to be released by the Dodgers.
Pollock's elbow surgery went as expected Thursday, but he remains without a clear timeline to return, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Pollock had to have the growth plate and screws from a previous surgery removed, but the procedure was completed without complications. It's not clear when the Dodgers will provide a timetable for his recovery; according to David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports, manager Dave Roberts said the outfielder's return will depend on his healing process. While Pollock was released from the hospital Friday, he's still on antibiotics. Alex Verdugo and Enrique Hernandez have split time in center field since he landed on the injured list, while Chris Taylor is starting in center field Friday.
Pollock will undergo surgery Thursday to have the growth plate and screws removed from his right elbow, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Pollock underwent an exploratory procedure Tuesday to determine the severity of the infection in his elbow, and will now be sidelined for an indefinite period of time. Per Plunkett, the good news of the situation is that the elbow is structurally sound so the hardware is no longer necessary, allowing the support structure from previous surgeries to be safely removed. Manager Dave Roberts could not offer a firm timeline for the 31-year-old's return, though he does expect him to return this season, according to Pedro Moura of The Athletic.
Pollock will have an exploratory procedure Tuesday to determine the severity of his right elbow infection, and if necessary could subsequently undergo surgery to address the issue, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Pollock was placed on the 10-day injured list and returned to Los Angeles earlier Tuesday for additional testing on his elbow, but the extent of said testing was previously not known. The 31-year-old's return timeline should receive some clarity once the results of the exploratory procedure are announced.
Pollock went to Los Angeles for testing on his infected elbow Tuesday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports. Pollock is battling an infected and inflamed right elbow, an issue stemming from prior surgeries. His return timeline should become clearer once the results of the tests are made public.