Paly's Pederson to be Dodgers' starting center fielder


Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts formally announced Friday that Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson will be the team's every-day center fielder this season.

Roberts made the announcement as a way to deflect speculation that Trayce Thompson, acquired from the Chicago White Sox during the offseason, was being given a chance due to extended playing time.

Joc Pederson/Photo by Don Feria
Pederson told that Roberts had given him the news before the opening of spring training.

"He told me that I was his guy," said Pederson. "He just wanted me to be myself. He knew in the offseason I worked hard on the things I learned last year."

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— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by Quibbler
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Mar 12, 2016 at 9:43 am


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Posted by This is GIANTS country
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm

No kidding, Quibbler.

On another note: WHY all this talk about someone who is (1) a Dodger, (2) put up far worse numbers than a fellow rookie of the Class of 2015, Matt Duffy (who, as it so happens, is a member of the San Francisco Giants)?

Enough. Already.

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