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A.J. Pollock takes BP on field, first time since injury

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The last time we saw A.J. Pollock on the field was nearly two months ago. After getting surgery on his elbow, Pollock has been taking slow steps towards making his return. On Tuesday, he took another stride, as he took on-field batting practice for the first time in two months.

Pollock said that he plans to return after the All-Star break, which is over two weeks away. He had a rough first month to the season, as he hit .223 with an OPS of .617. With him expected to return soon and occupy one of the three outfield spots on a daily basis, the Dodgers have started playing Joc Pederson at first base in order to get him in the lineup more often.

Another player that could return right after the All-Star break is Corey Seager. It’s been two weeks since Seager was placed on the Injured List following a hamstring injury.

His injury came at the worst time, as he was one of the hottest hitters on the team at the time. For the season, he’s hitting .278 with an OPS of .828. He has eight home runs and 38 RBI.

Meanwhile, it could be some time before we see David Freese as well. Freese was placed on the IL a few days ago with a hamstring injury.

It’s hopeful that Freese could return before the All-Star break.

Also, here’s an update on Scott Alexander.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated today was the first time A.J. Pollock has taken swings in a batting cage. Today is the first time Pollock has taken BP on the field.