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Diamondbacks outfielder AJ Pollock out 4-8 weeks with broken thumb

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 21:35:44-04

Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock has a broken left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-eight weeks.

Pollock was injured diving unsuccessfully for Tyler Saladino's line drive that turned in to an inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning of Monday's 7-2 loss to Milwaukee. On Tuesday, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Manager Torey Lovullo says Pollock has an avulsion fracture, which occurs where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone.

The 30-year-old Pollock is batting .293 with 11 home runs and is second in the National League with 33 RBIs. He was an All-Star in 2015 but has not played more than 112 games in a season since because of injuries. He was the National League Player of the Month in April.

Arizona began the night with a major league-low .223 batting average and a six-game losing streak.