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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: AJ Pollock, Chris Owings


By on 8/23/2014 03:00:00 PM

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hopes to continue his rehab assignment today with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate in Reno.  He has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a fractured hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch, as reported by Jacob Fagan of Sports Injury Alert.  Shortstop Chris Owings is also rehabbing in Reno.  He is on the DL because of a strained left shoulder, which Evan Petzold of Sports Injury Alert reported on June 24.
Pollock first injured his hand on June 1 but was hit during his first rehab game on the same hand, which delayed his rehab as reported by Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com.  He struggled to regain his batting form because of the second hit by pitch according to Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson.  Pollock has a .316 batting average in 52 games this season.  He has six home runs and 15 RBIs.

Owings has played three games in the Rookie league in which he hit .571 with two RBIs, three walks and five stolen bases.  His injury kept him out longer than expected but he hopes that he will be back with the Diamondbacks after his current rehab assignment is complete.

The Diamondbacks (54-75) are in fourth place in the NL West.  They play game two of a weekend series with the San Diego Padres tonight.

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