The Diamondbacks announced that they've placed center fielder A.J.
Houston's Jose Altuve (right) scored a run in the third inning Sunday but was removed after his pink shoes were too tight. The Pirates defeated the Diamondbacks 6-4.
The diagnosis was a Grade 1 strain, the least severe.
Pollock and manager Torey Lovullo said the injury is less severe than the left groin strain that ended his season three weeks early previous year.
While no timetable has been laid out for Pollock's return, the injury doesn't seem to concern him or the Diamondbacks.
"I'm going to go after this thing", Pollock said. "I couldn't tell you which day but I'm sure I'll be feeling pretty good in the next couple of days and I'll be running around pretty soon".
Pollock did walk off the field under his own power with field manager Torey Lovullo and assistant athletic trainer Ryan Dipanfilo. An All-Star in 2015, he played in just 12 games last season after suffering an elbow injury and then, toward the end of the season, a left groin ailment.
Fuentes will start for Arizona in center field and lead off in the order as it opens a series against the New York Mets on Monday. He batted.315 with 20 home runs and 39 stolen bases, in addition to being named a National League Gold Glove victor. With Pollock sidelined, Gregor Blanco and Reymond Fuentes are expected to share center field duties.
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