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Dodgers activate outfielder AJ Pollock off injured list

September 22, 2021 GMT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner, AJ Pollock and Corey Seager, from left, celebrate the team's win over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner, AJ Pollock and Corey Seager, from left, celebrate the team's win over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner, AJ Pollock and Corey Seager, from left, celebrate the team's win over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock from the injured list a day earlier than they were anticipating in order to have another position player on the bench.

With outfielder Cody Bellinger going on the injured list and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor dealing with a sore neck, the Dodgers elected to bring back Pollock on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. He’s been sidelined since Sept. 5 with a strained right hamstring.

Pollock was expected to be available in a pinch-hit capacity Wednesday with plans to start in left field on Thursday.

“Just making sure we have enough position-player coverage,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained. “AJ was progressing really well, just to have him available off the bench will be helpful.”

The 33-year-old Pollock is batting .297 with 16 homers and 58 RBIs this season.

In other moves, the Dodgers designated right-hander Shane Greene for assignment. He appeared in nine games with a 4.05 ERA and one save.

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