SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A.J. Pollock knows it sounds clich, but the Diamondbacks outfielder can't think of any better way to put it. How does he handle waiting for his true chance in the majors with a thoroughly entrenched outfield in place already?
"You just keep your head down and try to get better every day," Pollock said. "I know that's what a lot of people say, but it's the truth."
Blocked from the majors by four other outfielders on the D-backs' depth chart, Pollock keeps himself prepared for his chance at an extended stay in the big leagues and refuses to worry about his place in the pecking order.
"I don't set the depth chart, I don't do any of that stuff, but I can try to get better every day," Pollock said. "If my name is called, I'll be ready for it."
There's a small chance Pollock opens the season with the D-backs. If Cody Ross can't get ready in time due to a leg injury that will sideline him for at least another week, Pollock would be the likely choice to slide into ...