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D-backs reinstate A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings from the disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated outfielder A.J. Pollock (fractured left hand) and infielder Chris Owings (strained left shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list, according to D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.

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Pollock, 26, appeared 52 games with the D-backs this season, batting .316 (56-for-177) with 16 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs and 15 RBI. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand on June 1, and hit .173 (9-for 52) with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 9 RBI in 15 rehab games with Triple-A Reno and Rookie AZL D-backs.

Owings, 23, hit .277 (66-for-238) with 15 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs and 21 RBI in 72 games with the D-backs in 2014.  He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 29 (retro to June 26) and made 13 rehab appearances with Reno and AZL D-backs, going 14-for-47 (.298) with 3 RBI, 7 runs scored and 8 stolen bases.

The D-backs active roster is at 29 and 40-man roster is now at 40.

These are certainly a pair of welcome returns, for a Arizona offense which had struggled badly to score runs, particularly over the past month. It'll be interesting to see how the team organizes playing time, with both the outfield and infield quite well stocked with potential candidates. Pollock has gone straight into the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Padres, batting sixth, but the Padres' starter has been tough on righties, so Owings is on the bench to start this one.