Diamondbacks prospects making waves in Fall League
By Jack Magruder
It was a lousy way to start a year. Gung-ho as always, center fielder A.J. Pollock threw himself at a short fly ball in an early spring training game with characteristic effort, his m.o. and one of the reasons the Diamondbacks made him the 17th player taken in the 2009 draft.
This time it did not go well. Pollock attempted to brace himself with his right hand as he hit the ground, igniting a chain reaction that caused his elbow to hyperextend and forced the growth plate around the elbow to pop through the skin.
The ugly injury led to the groundhog effect -- daily treatment and rehabilitation at the Diamondbacks