Pollock suffered the injury while making a diving attempt on a line drive in the top of the ninth inning of the D-backs’ 7-2 loss to the Brewers. Pollock was initially diagnosed with a left thumb sprain, but visited a hand specialist Tuesday and found out the injury was even worse.
The injury to Pollock is a big blow to him and the Diamondbacks, who lead the NL West.
The 30-year-old was putting together an MVP-type season to this point. He currently leads the National League with a .620 slugging percentage and has hit 11 home runs with 33 RBI in his first 40 games. He is also hitting .293 and has a .969 OPS. Pollock’s production was a big reason why Arizona raced out to the best record in the majors by winning 10 of its first 12 series (the club split the other two series). However, the D-backs are currently on a six-game losing streak.
With Pollock out, the D-backs will more than likely use Jarrod Dyson and Chris Owings to occupy center field during his absence.