Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/18/12
Chris Young is back. The Diamondbacks announced Friday that Young, who has been out since April 18 with a contusion and slightly torn ligament in his shoulder, has been activated from the disabled list. Rookie outfielder A.J. Pollock was optioned to Triple-A Reno to free up a roster spot. Young, 28, was injured when he made a leaping catch against the wall in a game against the Pirates at Chase Field on April 17. In four rehabilitation games this week with Single-A Visalia and Triple-A Reno, he went 4 for 15 (.267) with three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs. Young is batting .410 for the season with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs in 11 games. No other Diamondbacks starter is hitting over .300, and despite missing 26 games, Young is still tied with second baseman Aaron Hill for the team lead in homers. The Diamondbacks were 7-3 at the time of Young's injury; since then, they have gone 10-19. The 24-year-old Pollock was hitting .229 (11 for 48) with one home run and four RBIs in 20 games with the D-backs.
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