LEADING OFF: Pollock ponders surgery, Gonzales starts fast
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
The Los Angeles Dodgers say center fielder A.J. Pollock might need surgery because of an infection in his surgically repaired right elbow. The NL champions put the former All-Star and Gold Glove winner on the injured list before Tuesday night’s game in San Francisco.
The 31-year-old Pollock signed a $55 million, four-year contract with the Dodgers in the offseason. He is hitting .223 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 28 games.
Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales is 5-0 with a 2.80 ERA after seven starts. In his last outing, he threw seven shutout innings and struck out nine without a walk to beat Texas.
Gonzales and Seattle will host Jon Lester (1-1, 2.37) and the Chicago Cubs.
Robinson Canó has missed two straight starts for the Mets because of a swollen left hand. The All-Star second baseman was hit by a pitch from Milwaukee’s Gio Gonzalez on Sunday. … Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli exited Tuesday night’s game at Texas after being hit on his left wrist by a pitch. He initially stayed in after being struck by Adrian Sampson, but left a batter later.
A pair of doubleheaders dot the schedule after rainouts in Kansas City and Chicago. Both twinbills are of the traditional variety — no splits now.
Before Tuesday’s washout, the Rays had planned to send AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell to the mound in his second start since hurting his toe in a freak accident at home.