The Arizona Diamondbacks are in danger of losing star outfielder A.J. Pollock for the entire season due to injury. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Diamondbacks are not trading any more prospects or spending more money to bring in a center fielder.
“You can’t sell the organization. There have been a lot of organizations that have gone out and thought they were in a position to win and they get rid of prospects, then you look at your minor-league system and all of a sudden you have nothing,” Arizona general manager Dave Stewart told AZ central.
The Diamondbacks spent big bucks this offseason by giving Zack Greinke a six-year, $206.5 million contract. The team then traded prized shortstop prospect, Dansby Swanson, pitching prospect Aaron Blair and young MLB outfielder Ender Inciarte to the Atlanta Braves for ace Shelby Miller.
Many fans and analysts believed that Arizona gave up too much for Miller and it’s proving costly to start the season Inciarte would have been the perfect replacement for the injured Pollock in center field. Stewart remained adamant about not trading for a center fielder before the trade deadline.
“We’re not in a position to take on more salary. We are where we are when it comes to salary and taking on more money. We can’t do that,” he said.
MLB rumors about A.J. Pollock’s injury since to have been confirmed by Dr. Don Sheridan. The 28-year-old is set to miss at least three months, but possibly the entire season due to a broken elbow.
Sheridan noted that the injury was related to Pollock’s broken elbow in 2010. According to ESPN, an X-ray on the elbow revealed that a screw from the previous surgery was broken causing him to suffer another fracture in his first game back in spring training.
“We actually took an X-ray of it, and it kind of shocked me. The screw was broken. It was something I was confident I was going to play with. I guess the bone healing stuff, I know the doc really wants that to heal. I played six years with it not fused. It’s completely doable,” Pollock said.
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