Diamondbacks Place Outfielder A.J. Pollock on the DL with Hand Injury

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Just as he was starting to emerge as a breakout player in the National League, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollack will miss five to eight weeks with a fractured hand.

Pollock suffered the injury on Saturday when he was struck in the right hand by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto.

"Polo was one of our hottest offensive guy," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "Losing him we're going to miss some offense. We're going to have to look at ways to make up that difference."

This is a tough break for the Diamondbacks and specifically Pollock. He's been one of the hottest hitters in all of Major League Baseball in the month of May. Pollock is tied for the National League lead in triples, seventh in slugging percentage, tied for seventh in doubles, and tied for eight in extra-base hits.

The Angels are also dealing with injuries to outfielder Mark Trumbo, starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, and set-up man David Hernandez.

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