With an eye on the home stretch of the regular season and the beginning of the postseason, the Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock off the 10-day injured list and designated right-handed reliever Shane Greene for assignment.
Pollock injured his right hamstring while attempting to swipe third base in the first inning of the Dodgers 6-1 win over the Giants back on September 4th. The Dodgers’ second half leader in hits (51), will be back in the lineup for LA’s season finale vs. the Rockies on Thursday and will start in left field, manager Dave Roberts confirmed before the game. We discuss how getting Pollock back sooner than expected is going to be crucial for LA’s offense down the stretch and how it will allow him to find his rhythm before the postseason.
Plus, is AJ Pollock the Dodgers x-factor and is he primed to have a breakout postseason?
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Next, Gavin Lux has filled in nicely in Pollock’s absence and will slide over to centerfield where he’ll start in place of the injured Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor on Thursday. LA placed Cody Bellinger on the injured list yesterday with a non-displaced fracture to his left rib and today Dave Roberts said that they will look to avoid using Chris Taylor tonight vs. the Rockies as he’s still dealing with a neck injury.
Doc emphasized that he does not think the injury will require an IL stint for the All-Star utility man. We discuss who will man center field for the Dodgers for the remainder of the regular season and in the postseason. Plus, will Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor split time at center or will they give Cody Bellinger another chance if he regains his health?