Pollock runs for first time since straining groin

Pollock runs for first time since straining groin

SAN DIEGO -- D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock did some light jogging Monday afternoon, the first time he has done so since suffering a strained groin on Sept. 9.

Pollock, whose only previous running had occurred on an anti-gravity treadmill, ran 90 feet about six times at less than 100 percent.

"I just wanted to make sure I didn't irritate it, see how far I could go with it," Pollock said. "It wasn't really hard, 50 percent maybe. I can hopefully keep doing that. Obviously you've got to do that some time and get back into the flow of running. We'll keep doing that, do it tomorrow, and hopefully it just keeps getting better and better and my body will tell me when I'm ready."

Pollock, who fractured his right elbow just prior to the season, did not make his 2016 debut until Aug. 26. He is still hopeful he can get in a few games before the season comes to a close. He was hitting .244 in 44 at-bats when he was hurt.

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