Pollock returns to game action at Minors camp

Outfielder could play for D-backs on Thursday

Pollock returns to game action at Minors camp

MESA, Ariz. -- D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock played in a Minor League game Monday, his first game action since experiencing left groin tightness on March 12.

Pollock went 1-for-3, but he did not run the bases during the game. However, he ran them before the game.

"I did bases before the game, and that felt really good," Pollock said. "I haven't really felt anything since [March 12], so that's a good sign."

Pollock is expected to fully participate in a Minor League game Tuesday, then rest Wednesday, which is an off-day for the D-backs. If all goes well, it's possible Pollock could be back in the big league lineup Thursday.

"We were really excited to get him back on the field," manager Torey Lovullo said. "It's a good sign for us, so we're excited about it."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.