Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:17:42 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier said he prefers to be traded if he doesn't have a starting outfield job this year. The team's current plans have OF Carl Crawford in left, rookie OF Joc Pederson in center and OF Yasiel Puig in right field, with Ethier as the fourth outfielder. Ethier hit .249 with four home runs and a .691 OPS in 331 at-bats last year, and his production has declined since 2012.
Fantasy Tip: Pederson isn't guaranteed the starting center field job, he'll have to earn it in camp by beating out Ethier. Regardless, Pederson is an up-and-coming prospect that will be taken in the middle rounds of mixed-league drafts, while Ethier is an afterthought. If Ethier is dealt before the start of the season, he could find some value as outfield depth if he lands in the right situation.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:39:27 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson won't be handed the center field job in spring training this year, according to manager Don Mattingly. OF Andre Ethier is expected to report to camp and battle for playing time in the outfield. OF Chris Heisey could start in center field if Pederson isn't ready to serve as a platoon option there. Mattingly also said that if Pederson is on the active roster, he won't be in a bench role.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:27:11 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson isn't penciled in as the starting center field for next season.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:07:50 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson are expected to fight for playing time in center field next season, with OF Yasiel Puig in right field and OF Carl Crawford in left. OF Scott Van Slyke could be part of a rotation.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:57:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels to the Los Angeles Dodgers via trade is unlikely, at least for now. The Phillies want one of the top prospects from the Dodgers, either SS Corey Seager or OF Joc Pederson, according to major league sources. The Dodgers, rather than part with premium young talent and assume the remainder of Hamels' contract, can purchase a free-agent pitcher for a comparable price and give up no more than a draft pick.
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:44:51 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are considering having OF Joc Pederson serve as the regular center fielder at the beginning of the 2015 season, with Yasiel Puig playing right field and Matt Kemp playing left field.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:44:20 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson could potentially have an everyday outfield job next season. The organization has discussed the possibility of trading two outfielders, which would open the door for Pederson. OFs Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp are all available, according to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:02:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Darwin Barney, OF Joc Pederson, SP Roberto Hernandez, RP Chris Perez and RP Paco Rodriguez were left off the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:51:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 6, in favor of OF Joc Pederson.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:21:45 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2. OF Joc Pederson is replacing Puig in center field.