DENVER -- D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock was removed from his rehab game Monday night with tightness in his right quad, but the injury is not believed to be serious.Pollock has been on the disabled list since May 15 with a Grade 1 right groin strain. He did some running and
DENVER -- D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock was removed from his rehab game Monday night with tightness in his right quad, but the injury is not believed to be serious.
Pollock has been on the disabled list since May 15 with a Grade 1 right groin strain. He did some running and agility work Tuesday and will rest Wednesday as Triple-A Reno has a scheduled off-day.
Thursday, the plan is for Pollock to go through normal pregame activities and then the team will evaluate his progress.
"This was just some general tightness that he felt," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. "It was something he had felt in pregame. I don't think it was any one movement that created this. I just think it was fatigue. I think his body has been going through a lot to ramp up and get ready to come back and join us. He's been asking his body to do an awful lot on a daily basis. [Monday], his body said, 'Hold on, not so fast, we want to make sure that he's going to be OK.' So, we pulled back a little bit."
Godley on Thursday
Zack Godley will start Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rockies with Patrick Corbin being pushed back to Friday, when the team plays host to the Phillies.
"I just felt like the discussions that we had led us to giving him some rest, some extra rest, and allowing him to throw at home on Friday," Lovullo said of Corbin. "That's what we decided. We examine a lot of things here. This organization does a great job of paying attention to the important things that allow these guys to be successful."
Lovullo did not get more specific, but if he's talking about matchups, it's worth noting that Corbin has a 7.85 ERA in eight career games (seven starts) at Coors Field.
Happy to be here
Lovullo was glad that he could be in attendance when umpire Joe West worked his 5,000th game Tuesday night.
West was friends with Lovullo's father Sam, who passed away in January.
"Probably the most touching thing he did was come to my dad's service," Lovullo said. "He was buried in Los Angeles, but a couple of weeks later, we had a really emotional service in Nashville and Joe got up and spoke about my father in a very endearing way that I'll never forget.
"It seems like baseball lines things up every once in a while in a very special way. The fact that I'm here on the field for his 5,000th game is touching to me. I'm honored to be here. And I'm going to congratulate him, obviously, on a very special moment."
Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.