Injury Updates on A.J. Pollock and Chase Anderson


A.J. Pollock will likely not play in tomorrow’s game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks were without star center-fielder in tonight’s game against the Astros and his presence in the lineup and on the team was missed as the Dbacks began the month of August the wrong way with a 9-2 loss to the Astros.

Diamondbacks Manager Chip Hale provided some updates on when Dbacks fans could see the All Star back on the field as the team begins the stretch run.

Pollock was pulled from Friday nights game after experiencing tightness behind his left knee running to second base on a Paul Goldschmidt single in the top of the 7th.

The Dbacks want to be cautious and would rather have A.J. take 2 or 3 days off than have him miss a month on the D.L.

Arizona can not afford to loose Pollock for an extended period of time like they did in 2014. The Dbacks as a team struggled offensively in July, and Pollock was one of the few consistent hitters during the month.

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Chase Anderson is close to joining the Diamondbacks rotation after being on the D.L. since July 19th with triceps inflammation.

According to Steve Gilbert of, Anderson will make a start for the Arizona Rookie League (AZL) on Sunday.

If he can get through that start throwing at least 40 pitches or going 6 innings the Dbacks will activate him to start against the Reds weekend.

Anderson would take the place of rookie Zach Godley who will start Monday. He pitched just 55 innings last season, but has already thrown 103 innings with the Dbacks and in the minors.

The Dbacks will likely have to limit his innings, and he may shift to the bullpen for the remainder of the season wherever he ends up to get that accomplished.

In 18 starts Anderson hasn’t been as sharp as he was in 2014 going 4-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 105 innings giving up 12 home runs.