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White Sox Activate AJ Pollock From the IL

by Adam Kaplan

On Friday April 22, 2022, the Chicago White Sox announced that they have activated outfielder A.J. Pollock from the 10-day Injured List. Along with the Pollock news, the team announced that RHP Matt Foster has been placed on the Family Medical Leave List, necessitating no further move to keep the roster at 28 players.

On April 1, 2022, the White Sox traded for A.J. Pollock from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Craig Kimbrel. Pollock started the first two games of the regular season, before leaving with a hamstring injury in the middle of the second games of the season against the Detroit Tigers. The Sox outfielder was scheduled to go on a Paternity Leave after the series with the Tigers ended due to the birth of his second child, though the White Sox still placed Pollock on the IL, retroactive to April 10th. In total, Pollock missed ten games for the team against the Mariners, Rays, and Guardians.

White Sox Quiet on Status of Luis Robert

The White Sox did not officially announce any injury news regarding center fielder Luis Robert, who left Thursday’s contest against the Cleveland Guardians in the 8th inning with a minor groin strain. Dylan Cease, however, did give some sort of clue to Robert’s condition in his press conference today, alluding to a “next man up” mentality for the club:

This sort of statement perhaps alludes to a bit of a lengthy absence for Robert. In that case, AJ Pollock being reactivated to the team becomes necessary outfield depth should Robert need to rest for a few games, or if he eventually goes on the IL. Pollock has played over 5,500 innings in center fielder during his previous stints with the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, and won a Gold Glove at center in 2015 while with the D-Backs. The club also has Adam Engel who can play center field as well.

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