White Sox Getting Much-Needed Bat Back From IL

The Chicago White Sox are starting to get healthy again. Earlier in the week, they learned that starter Lucas Giolito will be returning from the IL to start on Sunday, and today comes word that outfielder AJ Pollock has been activated. 

Pollock has been recovering from a strained right hamstring, suffered back on April. 9th. He was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers just before the season in return for Craig Kimbrel.

His ChiSox' career got off to a rousing start, with 4 hits in his first 7 at-bats before the injury. He's penciled in to the lineup in center field for Friday night's game against the Minnesota Twins, and will bat 6th in the order. 

Luis Robert is day-to-day with a minor groin strain, leaving the CF duties to Pollock. 

Pollock was able to return in less than two weeks from his hamstring injury, though the White Sox should get used to Pollock's absence from the lineup on occasion this year. He hasn't played more than 117 games in a season since 2015. Last season alone, he missed time on three different occasions for hamstring issues.

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