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Pollock remains sidelined, could return in corner spot

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MILWAUKEE - A.J. Pollock remained out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday night with a groin injury, but manager Kirk Gibson said his outfielder is close to returning.

"He's getting closer every day," Gibson said before Monday night's game. The D-backs' manager said Pollock might make his return as a corner outfielder for awhile to put less stress on his injured groin.

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MILWAUKEE - A.J. Pollock remained out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday night with a groin injury, but manager Kirk Gibson said his outfielder is close to returning.

"He's getting closer every day," Gibson said before Monday night's game. The D-backs' manager said Pollock might make his return as a corner outfielder for awhile to put less stress on his injured groin.

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"If there's an option other than center field that might help," he said.

Pollock first felt tightness in his groin last Tuesday against Colorado. He also missed time in April with a strained neck.

Joe DiGiovanni is a contributor to MLB.com.

Arizona Diamondbacks, A.J. Pollock