• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson goes yard in loss to Reds on Thursday

    Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson connected on his 22nd home run of the season in Thursday's 10-3 loss to the Reds. His solo shot in the fourth inning cut the Reds' lead down to two, but the Dodgers were unable to overcome the Reds' offensive onslaught. The home run was Pederson's first since July 25, and just his second since the All-Star break.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Enrique Hernandez replaces Joc Pederson in center for Dodgers

    Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson wasn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game, after starting 101 games this year. Pederson was replaced by Enrique Hernandez, who got his eighth start and fourth in the last 10 games.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Scuffling Dodgers CF Joc Pederson set to sit Saturday

    A matchup against tough Pirates left-hander has Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson out of the lineup Saturday. Pederson has been slumping with just two hits in his last 27 at-bats to lower his average on the year to .222. He has homered only once since June 29.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers CF Joc Pederson set to sit again Saturday

    Slumping Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Angels. It also marks his second consecutive benching against a left-hander. Pederson, who is 17-for-73 against southpaws this season, has one multi-hit game since July 10 and has just 11 hits in his last 58 at-bats.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Dodgers CF Joc Pederson sits on Friday amid struggles

    Struggling Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is not in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Angels. Pederson, who was recently moved out of the lead-off spot in the order, will take a seat with left-hander Hector Santiago on the mound for the Halos. Pederson, who has just six hits in his last 33 at-bats, is hitting .233 with three home runs against southpaws this season. The rookie center fielder was held hitless over his last three games. Enrique Hernandez will replace Pederson in left field and bat eighth on Friday.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson goes 3 for 4, homers in big loss Saturday

    Center fielder Joc Pederson was one of a few bright spots in what was otherwise a dismal night for the Dodgers, as they were pounded 15-2 by the Mets on Saturday. Pederson went 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run, his 21st of the year. Pederson was in need of a game like this for himself, as he came into the night struggling at the dish. The three-hit performance on Saturday gives him a .262 batting average over his past 10 games.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson strikes out in both All Star at bats

    Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson started in left field in Tuesday's All Star Game. He was the first Dodgers' rookie to appear in the game since Hideo Nomo in 1995. Pederson was also the first Dodger to start in left field since Tommy Davis in 1963. Pederson went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts in the game.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    National League announces lineup for 2015 All-Star game

    The National League released its starting lineup for the 2015 All-Star game on Monday. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff and play center. He will be followed by Reds 3B Todd Frazier at third, Nationals OF Bryce Harper in right field, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt at first, Giants catcher Buster Posey will be behind the plate, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo will DH, Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta will play shortstop, Dodgers OF Joc Pederson will be in left with Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu at second. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher and face Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Braun, Joc Pederson replace Matt Holliday on NL All Stars

    As expected, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday won't play in Tuesday's All Star Game. Holliday is on the disabled list with a quadriceps injury. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was chosen to take Holliday's spot on the NL All Star roster. Replacing Holliday in the starting lineup will be the Dodgers' Joc Pederson, who becomes the first Dodgers' rookie position player to start an All Star Game, per the Orange County Register.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed

    The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. National League reserves are: Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, CardinalsFirst basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, CubsSecond basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, GiantsThird basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, GiantsOutfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres National League pitchers are: Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals The five candidates for the Final Vote are: Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies