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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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Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and a walk versus the Reds on Friday.
That's nice to see. Pederson was struggling before suffering a concussion and landing on the disabled list, and it was hard to tell what to expect from him upon his return this week. So, it's encouraging that he has four hits, three of them for extra bases, is four games. Jun 17 - 12:19 AM

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Dodgers activated OF Joc Pederson from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Pederson's concussion issues are behind him and he hit a couple homers in three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. With Cody Bellinger moving back in to first base to cover for Adrian Gonzalez (back), Chris Taylor should slide over to left field and allow Pederson to re-take his spot in center.
Jun 13 - 3:02 PM

Joc Pederson (concussion) played seven innings in center field and hit an RBI single in his third rehab game Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pederson is now 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBI through his first three rehab games. Our guess is he'll be activated sometime this week. "The balance in the swing, the direction, was really really good," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Sunday, after watching video of one of Pederson's homers. "I want to hear that the at-bats are consistent, the approach and the mechanics are sound."
Jun 12 - 8:54 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts noted Wednesday that Joc Pederson (concussion) still doesn't have full range of motion in his neck.

Pederson is no longer showing concussion symptoms and should begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he's probably only going to play every other day out of the gate. That probably means it'll be another week before we see him return to the Dodgers' active roster. Pederson has been on the shelf since his hard outfield collision with Yasiel Puig back on May 23.
Jun 7 - 1:39 PM

The Dodgers hope Joc Pederson (concussion) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment on Friday.

Pederson went through a full workout without issue on Monday but will need to pass Major League Baseball's concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play in games. Roberts said that Pederson could go out on an extended rehab assignment in hopes that he can begin "swinging the bat like we know he can." Chris Taylor has been handling center field and is swinging a hot bat, so Pederson will need to start hitting if he wants to get his job back.
Jun 5 - 7:23 PM

Joc Pederson (concussion) felt fine during and after a full workout on Monday.

It's good to hear, as Pederson was still experiencing some concussion symptoms last week. The outfielder will need to pass the league's concussion protocol before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Pederson could face playing time issues upon activation, as Chris Taylor has been covering center field and is killing the ball at the plate.
Jun 5 - 6:54 PM

Joc Pederson is still experiencing mild concussion symptoms.

Any level of concussion symptoms are obviously not good, and it doesn't sound like Pederson is poised to resume baseball activities soon. Consider him out indefinitely.
May 28 - 2:15 PM

Dodgers placed Joc Pederson on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Pederson injured himself in a scary collision with Yasiel Puig on Wednesday night and will need some time to recover. The concussion is severe enough that Pederson has been advised not to use any electronics including watching television or using his cell phone. Brett Eibner, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor are all candidates to fill in at center field during his absence. This is Pederson's second DL stint of the season.
May 25 - 6:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Brock Stewart
9Yimi Garcia