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D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock’s surgery on elbow ‘went well’

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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that center fielder A.J. Pollock underwent successful surgery on his fractured right elbow.

Pollock said on Monday that he did not rush himself back from elbow soreness.

“I’ve slid like that a million times. It was a simple slide and get up to go back to the dugout and high-five my teammates and felt a pop,” Pollock said. “Was hoping I maybe didn’t hear that correctly. Here I am.”

The 28-year-old is coming off a breakout 2015 season. He finished the season hitting .315 with 20 home runs and 76 RBI. That earned him his first All-Star appearance and Gold Glove.

Chris Owings started in place of Pollock on Opening Day and Socrates Brito got the nod on Tuesday. Both hit second in the order.

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