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Joc Pederson | Outfielder | #31

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 11 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details
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The Dodgers are monitoring Joc Pederson for a possible concussion.
Pederson is not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday and would be available only in an emergency. He is nursing a sore neck and head after colliding with Yasiel Puig on Tuesday. If he shows no lingering signs of a concussion over the next 24 hours, he could potentially return to the lineup for Thursday evening's contest against the Cardinals. May 24 - 7:30 PM

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Joc Pederson (neck) is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

Pederson was involved in a nasty outfield collision with Yasiel Puig on Tuesday, with both players crumpling to the ground after running into each other chasing a fly ball. While Puig is in the lineup and hitting eighth on Wednesday, Pederson will rest, as he is still experiencing soreness in his neck. Chris Taylor is manning center in his place.
May 24 - 6:39 PM

Joc Pederson was diagnosed with a neck strain following Tuesday night's outfield collision with Yasiel Puig.

Pederson also suffered some minor cuts on his forehead when he stumbled head-first into the right-center field wall, but he cleared MLB's concussion protocol and is expected to avoid the disabled list. That's excellent news given the violence of the collision. Pederson and Puig were both laughing in the clubhouse after the Dodgers' 13th-inning walkoff win over the Cardinals.
May 24 - 9:03 AM

Joc Pederson left Tuesday's game in the Cardinals after an outfield collision with Yasiel Puig.

Pederson took an elbow to the face from Puig before crashing head-first into the outfield wall. Both players were running full-speed on a liner to right-center that Puig actually managed to haul in. Pederson laid sprawled on the ground in obvious pain for a couple of minutes before eventually walking off slowly alongside team trainers. Enrique Hernandez took over in center field.
May 24 - 1:06 AM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Pederson took Vance Worley deep for a solo shot to lead off the fourth inning. After swatting 26 and 25 long balls in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Pederson has struggled with the power stroke this season. Sunday's homer was just his second of the year and he currently owns a cringe-worthy .324 slugging percentage.
May 21 - 7:30 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

The Dodgers are stacking their lineup with right-handers against lefty Tyler Anderson. Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal are also absent from Saturday's lineup. Enrique Hernandez will handle center field and bat fifth with Pederson getting the night off.

Dodgers activated OF Joc Pederson from the 10-day disabled list.

Pederson returns on the day he's first eligible, after appearing in a minor league rehab game without issue on Wednesday. He had been on the shelf since April 24 due to a mild groin strain, but can safely be fired up for Friday's series opener against the Padres.
May 5 - 6:45 PM

Job Pederson (groin) drew a walk, struck out, and singled in three plate appearances Tuesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Pederson also played six innings in center field for the Quakes. The 25-year-old is due back from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible on Friday. He's been out since April 24 because of a mild right groin strain.
May 3 - 1:55 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.

It was previously reported that he wouldn't begin the assignment until Wednesday or Thursday, but that obviously got pushed up a bit. It doesn't change Pederson's timetable, as he's not eligible for activation until Friday and remains on track to return then.
May 1 - 5:56 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday or Thursday

Pederson ran the bases Sunday, clearing the way for his return to game action. He'll be activated on Friday if all goes well. The Dodgers still plan to send Cody Bellinger back to the minors once Pederson returns.
Apr 30 - 2:06 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Joc Pederson (groin) could return from the disabled list as early as next Friday.

While that date isn't set in stone, Pederson is making nice progress in his recovery from a strained groin. Cody Bellinger will have at least another week to audition for a full-time gig in the big leagues while Pederson is sidelined.
Apr 28 - 7:30 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) reported feeling better on Tuesday.

There was some thought that Cody Bellinger's promotion was an indication that Pederson has a serious groin strain, but it sounds like he'll miss the usual 2-3 weeks. Enrique Hernandez drew another start in center field on Tuesday night against the Giants, with Bellinger making his MLB debut in left field.
Apr 25 - 8:41 PM

Dodgers placed OF Joc Pederson on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Pederson hurt himself during Sunday's game in Arizona while lunging for first base in an attempt to beat out a grounder. It's unclear at this point how long he's expected to be sidelined. Enrique Hernandez is in center field Monday and will see more starts there with Pederson out, but the Dodgers figure to mix and match with a few players.
Apr 24 - 8:03 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

It was expected after he hurt his right groin on Sunday. The good news is that Pederson hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, so it appears he's day-to-day at this point. Enrique Hernandez is starting in center field.
Apr 24 - 7:09 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Pederson was lifted from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after injuring his groin while lunging for first base in an attempt to beat out a grounder in the sixth inning. It doesn't sound as though the injury is too serious, but he'll get checked out on Monday before the club makes a determination on his availability.
Apr 23 - 7:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Cody Bellinger
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig