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Diamondbacks' Joc Pederson: Signs on with Arizona
Pederson signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday, which includes a mutual option for 2025, John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Phoenix reports.
The 31-year-old fits Arizona's desire to add some thump in the designated hitter spot from the left side. Pederson slashed a pedestrian .235/.348/.416 with 15 home runs over 121 contests with the Giants in 2023, but he had a solid .786 OPS versus right-handers and boasts a career .834 OPS against righties.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Sits against Kershaw
Pederson will be on the bench against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Pederson seldom starts against southpaws, so it's no surprise to see him on the bench Saturday along with the rest of the Giants' lefties. Austin Slater will serve as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Takes seat Monday
Pederson isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pederson will unsurprisingly bow out of the starting nine with southpaw Blake Snell set to take the mound. Mitch Haniger is set to handle DH duties and will bat sixth as a result.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Hits bench versus lefty
Pederson isn't in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pederson will take a seat Saturday as southpaw Clayton Kershaw prepares to start for Los Angeles. Mitch Haniger will fill in as San Francisco's designated hitter and bat fifth.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Homers in loss
Pederson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Pederson has warmed up a bit, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two homers over his last five games. The rest of the Giants didn't follow -- his blast was one of only three hits for them in Thursday's loss. The designated hitter has a .245/.353/.434 slash line with 15 long balls, 51 RBI and 57 runs scored across 113 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: On bench against lefty
Pederson is out of the lineup Friday versus the Dodgers.
Austin Slater will serve as the Giants' designated hitter and bat leadoff with left-handers Caleb Ferguson and Ryan Yarbrough both lined up to pitch for Los Angeles. Pederson has gone 8-for-43 (.186) this year against southpaws.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Smacks 14th homer
Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Pederson is hitting .261 (12-for-46) with five extra-base hits and six RBI over 14 contests in September. His homer in the first inning put the Giants ahead 2-0, but the lead was gone by the end of the second. The veteran slugger is up to 14 homers, 50 RBI, 56 runs scored and a .248/.357/.432 slash line through 111 contests in his customary strong-side platoon role.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Hits bench for nightcap
Pederson will be on the bench for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pederson went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the afternoon game. He'll hit the bench for the nightcap with lefty Kyle Freeland starting for Colorado. Luis Matos starts in left field, while Mike Yastrzemski serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Sitting Friday
Pederson isn't in the Giants' lineup Friday against Colorado, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
After going 5-for-19 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored across his last six games, Pederson will get a breather for Friday's series opener. Mike Yastrzemski, Luis Matos and Mitch Haniger will start across the outfield while Michael Conforto serves as the Giants' DH.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Absent from lineup
Pederson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He'll take a seat with Cleveland starting southpaw Logan Allen. Mitch Haniger, Austin Slater and Luis Matos are in the outfield for the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Slugs homer in win
Pederson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rockies.
Pederson snapped a 13-game homer drought with his fifth-inning blast Sunday. During the power dry spell, he hit .275 with five RBI and four extra-base hits. The 31-year-old outfielder is up to 13 homers this year while adding 47 RBI, 52 runs scored, 12 doubles, three triples and a .246/.353/.430 slash line over 103 contests. He continues to split time between left field and designated hitter against right-handed pitchers.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joc Pederson: Added to lineup Friday
Pederson was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Colorado is sending left-hander Ty Blach to the mound and Pederson usually sits versus southpaws, but he's been pressed into duty with Austin Slater (dizziness) having to be scratched. Thairo Estrada (conjunctivitis) was also removed from the Giants' initial batting order.... See More ... See Less
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