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Diamondbacks outfielder AJ Pollock leaves game with injury after diving for ball

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Posted at 9:47 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 01:02:52-04

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder and reigning National League Player of the Month A.J. Pollock left Monday's game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers with an injury after diving for a ball in the outfield.

The injury occurred in the ninth inning on a hit by the Brewers' Tyler Saladino that resulted in an inside-the-park home run after Pollock was unable to make the grab. Pollock's hand appeared to land awkwardly on the grass as he dove for the ball.

After the game, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Pollock suffered a sprained left thumb and was undergoing X-rays. Lovullo said Pollock will see a hand specialist on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Pollock has been the D-backs' most productive hitter in 2018. He came into Monday's game with a .301 batting average, 11 home runs and 33 RBIs and was the National League Player of the Month in April. He was an All-Star Game selection in 2015.

The D-backs fell to the visiting Brewers 7-2 Monday for their sixth straight loss.