MILWAUKEE - A.J. Pollock remained out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday night with a groin injury, but manager Kirk Gibson said his outfielder is close to returning.
"He's getting closer every day," Gibson said before Monday night's game. The D-backs' manager said Pollock might make his return as a corner outfielder for awhile to put less stress on his injured groin.
"If there's an option other than center field that might help," he said.
Pollock first felt tightness in his groin last Tuesday against Colorado. He also missed time in April with a strained neck.
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