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
"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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