The Dodgers losing AJ Pollock to an injury was a huge blow to their lineup. Despite the offense struggling to get going, Pollock had been one of the more consistent bats in the lineup for the better part of the year.
So when he hit the injured list earlier this month with a hamstring injury, the Dodgers had to scramble a bit. It opened the door for Cody Bellinger to get more starts and made it so that Gavin Lux would eventually take on an outfield role.
But Pollock is on the mend, and the Dodgers do expect him back soon. Dave Roberts provided an update on Monday and it sounds like he will not be heading out on the road trip with the team. That makes sense given that he is not expected to be ready to go.