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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: A.J. Pollock has a fractured hand

By on 6/01/2014 03:59:00 AM

With the Diamondbacks already suffering one of the worst seasons they have had in recent years, they suffered yet another blow as center fielder A.J. Pollock fractured his right hand on Saturday when he was hit by a 92 MPH fastball from Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, as Nick Piecoro of Arizona Central Sports.

Pollock will be placed on the disabled list Sunday and he acknowledged that surgery is an option. The Diamondbacks have not announced a corresponding roster move. 

"We’re waiting to figure out what we’re going to do, “ Pollock said to reporters after the game. “They’re going to do more tests.”

Pollock has been one of Arizona’s steadiest hitters thus far and right when the Diamondbacks start to make a run, their starting center fielder is sidelined.

"It's frustrating," Pollock said. "Unfortunately, it's part of baseball. People have injuries. With this one, there's not much else I can do. The guy ran one up and in and it hit me in the hand. I'm not going to really think twice about it. Whatever they have me do, I'll do, and I'll get back out there."

This season, Pollock has a line of .316/.366/.554 with 6 home runs, 15 RBI, 12 walks, 36 strikeouts, 8 stolen bases, and a .920 OPS in 52 games. He has made one error this season while having 5 assists.

In 2013, Pollock hit for a slash of .269/.322/.409 with 8 home runs, 38 RBI, 33 walks, 82 strikeouts, 12 stolen bases, and a .731 OPS in 137 games. He committed just 2 errors all season while racking up 8 assists.

The Diamondbacks face the Reds Sunday as Wade Miley and Alfredo Simon square off in game 4 of the series as Arizona looks to even the series. The Diamondbacks sit at 23-35, which puts them in last place in the National League West.

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