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Pollock’s Injury Shuffles Outfield

The Arizona Diamondbacks received a major blow Saturday night when outfielder A.J. Pollock’s right hand was shattered by a Johnny Cueto fastball.

Pollock is off to a great start this season, hitting .316 with a .366 on-base percentage and .554 slugging percentage.  Pollock has 6 home runs and 15 RBIs in 177 at bats.

The 26-year old outfielder has been the Diamondbacks best player so far this season and the injury leaves Arizona with only one solid outfielder, Gerald Parra, with Mark Trumbo out.

The D-backs may now be forced to play Martin Prado in the outfield and Eric Chavez at third base against right-handed pitching.

No word yet on when Pollock will return to the line-up, but wrist injuries generally taken six to eight weeks before a player comes back.