Dodgers Activated Joc and A-Gon Goes to the Doc

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Joc Pederson from the seven-day concussion disabled list and placed first baseman Adrián González on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 12) with lower back discomfort.

Pederson, who missed 16 games due to a concussion, made three rehab appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 3-for-9 (.333) with two home runs and four RBI. In 35 games with Los Angeles this season, he is batting .200 (21-for-105) with 15 runs, six doubles, two homers and 11 RBI.

González will make his second stint on the disabled list this season, as he was last placed on the DL with right elbow soreness on May 5-18. In 49 games this season, he has hit .255 with 11 doubles, one home run and 23 RBI.

My Lineup for Tonight:

  1. Utley  2B
  2. Seager  SS
  3. Turner  3B
  4. Bellinger  1B
  5. Grandal C
  6. Taylor  LF
  7. Pederson  CF
  8. Puig  RF

Posted by Mark Timmons

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    1. Thanks Mark.
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      Yes, Joc is off to a slow start for 2017. But here are Joc’s ave. obp. slg. and ops after the all star game in 2016:

      .260 .380 .520 .900

      The .900 ops was third best for all center fielders in both American and National league, his slg. was also third best of all CFers, and his obp. was 5th best. Stats include everybody with more than 200 at bats after the all star game.

  1. Dumb! I forgot about the DH… Duhhhhh!

    Lineup:
    1. Utley DH
    2. Seager SS
    3. Turner 3B
    4. Bellinger 1B
    5. Grandal C
    6. Taylor LF
    7. Forsythe 2B
    8. Pederson CF
    9. Puig RF
    Kershaw P

  2. As much as I ate to admit it, you were right about AGon & the final years of his contract.
    Still I’m sure you will accept the praise with humility.

    1. Humility is one of my greatests assets… right next to my extreme good looks, quick wit and vast intellect.
      😉
      OK, that’s meant to be a joke!

      Really, it was just logical that would happen. I wasn’t blinded by the light. I knew Crawfish was a horrible acquisition, but A-Gon is great guy. I’m not an Adrian hater although I hate THE TRADE! It’s sad it’s happening to him, but the decline was evident.

  3. 5 of Dodgers’ 1st 7 picks are RHP – 4 are collegians. 2 position players – an OF and a C.

    1. Could be, but I read Roberts say Adrian Gonzalez could return before All-Star break but no time table being put on his return as of now

    2. Mark

      It is a degenerative disc they say, and Agone is going to get another opinion.

      I can get behind Puig hitting that ball the other way.

      That is when Puig is hitting at his best!

      And he actually hit a fastball I believe.

  4. Roberts said Chris Taylor will become #Dodgers primary LF with Joc Pederson back in CF and Cody Bellinger moving to 1B with Gonzalez to DL.

  5. Roberts said Chris Taylor will become #Dodgers primary LF with Joc Pederson back in CF and Cody Bellinger moving to 1B with Gonzalez to DL

  6. It would not surprise me Agon will be gone the majority of the year. Eithier is not coming back either. You just do not heal quickly as you get older. Back problems can be hard to come back from.

    I guess now we will see if Puig and Pederson can take us to the promised land. Taylor plays left field, I believe, for the first time. If we just keep winning each series, we will be ok.

  7. This MLB draft may be a crap shot, but I’m loving SoCal pulling off the daily double. I’ve had the privilege to see both kids and barring injury they’re both bluechippers.

    1. Several times Bellinger has hit home runs late in the game to take the save situation away from Kenley. Fortunately for Kenley, there’s Hatcher…

  8. OKC Dodgers were 7-2 winners over the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals). Trevor Oaks started and went 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, 0 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Jacob Rhame and Madison Younginer each pitched 1 shutout inning to close out the win. The 5th inning was the decider with three OKC Dodger home-runs by Dickson (16th), Thompson (5th), and Farmer (4th). Thompson had three hits and is now above the Mendoza line. Verdugo, Farmer, & Culberson had two hits each.
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    Josh Sborz started and went 5.2 innings for the Tulsa Drillers in their 8-1 win over Springfield (Cardinals). Sborz allowed 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 walks, and 5 strikeouts. We will need to see what he does in his next start to see if he has turned a corner. Yaisel Sierra went 1.1 innings in relief allowing 0 runs and 1 hit, 0 walks and 1 strikeout. Offensively Erick Mejia, Quincy Lattimore, Jose Miguel Fernandez, and Wynston Sawyer had 2 hits each, with Fernandez slugging his 7th home run.
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    The RC Quakes were shutout 2-0 by Inland Empire (Angels). Caleb Ferguson started and went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs, 5 hits, 5 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Tony Gonsolin and Andrew Istler pitched the final 4.1 shutout innings. Yusniel Diaz had 2 hits for the Quakes.
    .
    Great Lakes split a pair with Dayton (Reds). In the first game, AJ Alexy pitched 6 shutout innings allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 2.68 ERA. Angel German pitched the final inning for his 4th save. Brendon Davis and Keibert Ruiz each had two hits for the Loons.
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    In the 2nd game, the Loons lost 4-2. Christian Stolo started and went 5.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts. Great Lakes had 3 singles and 1 triple (Oneal Cruz) for their total offensive output.
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    One thing that has gone unmentioned is the promotion of Devin Smeltzer to Rancho. On Monday, June 12, Devin started his second game as a Quake and went 7 innings allowing 1 unearned run on 5 hits, 0 walks and 9 strikeouts getting his 1st Rancho win. He should have won his first game but a blown save with 2 outs in the 9th cost him the victory. Since June 9, Jordan Sheffield, 5 shutout innings and the win, AJ Alexy 6 shutout innings and the win, and Devin Smeltzer 7 innings of 1 unearned run and the win, all 2016 draft choices and all RHSP. Dustin May, another 2016 drafted RHP also pitched well, but did not get the win this time. But he is headed to the Midwest League All Star game. I cannot believe that RH pitchers can pitch that well. Reading the last couple of days, some seem to believe that having more left handed pitchers is more important than having good RHP.

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