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Diamondbacks star Pollock facing two months out with fractured thumb

17 May 2018

All-Star and Gold Glove victor Pollock injured his thumb in the ninth inning of Arizona's 7-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday when he dove on a failed attempt to catch a line drive hit by Tyler Saladino.

Pollock, a free agent at season's end, was originally diagnosed with a sprain earlier today, though further testing revealed the fracture, it seems.

Pollock returned to the lineup in 2017, but injuries were once again an issue, as he was limited to 112 contests.

Pollock has batted.293 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs for Arizona this season.

Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back homers in the first, Christian Yelich added a two-run blast in the second, and Tyler Saladino hit a solo shot in the fourth.

Pollock's absence could prove to be quite the gut punch for Arizona.

Jarrod Dyson and Chris Owings are likely to handle center field while Pollock recovers.

What happens when you remove the best offensive player from one of baseball's worst offenses?

Diamondbacks star Pollock facing two months out with fractured thumb