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A.J. Pollock has successful surgery, no timetable for return

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After undergoing surgery yesterday to remove hardware from his surgically repaired right elbow, A.J. Pollock was released from the hospital today. According to manager Dave Roberts, there is no timetable scheduled as to when we can see him return, or when he’ll resume baseball activities.

With Pollock due to miss an extended period of time, it’ll force Roberts to get creative with how he shuffles his lineups. According to Alanna Rizzo, center field will be split between Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez and Alex Verdugo. Left field will be split between Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson, with Cody Bellinger being the primary right fielder.

With Pederson essentially being a non-start against left-handed pitching, we’ll likely be seeing more playing time from Taylor. It’s been a rough start to the year for him, as he’s hitting only .162. That may be due to his inconsistent playing time. Hopefully more at-bats for Taylor moving forward will help him turn things around.

It’s also good news for Verdugo, who has been battling for playing time among the outfield spots.

Update on Caleb Ferguson

After recently being put on the injured list with an oblique injury, Ferguson is working his way back towards being with the team. He threw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and is expected to throw to live hitters tomorrow in San Diego.