Pederson is not starting Tuesday against the Rays, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Pederson sits against a righty (Hunter Wood) for just the second time all season, though the Rays' opener strategy is designed in part to throw off platoons like the one the Dodgers use in left field. Chris Taylor gets the start in his place.
Pederson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Pederson will retreat to the bench for Wednesday's series finale with left-hander Matt Strahm starting for the opposition. In his place, Chris Taylor is starting in left field and hitting sixth.
Pederson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win against San Diego on Tuesday. The third-inning blast off rookie sensation Chris Paddack put the Dodgers on the board in a game they went on to win 6-3. Despite hitting only .220 this season, the atypical leadoff man is now tied for fourth in the majors with his 13 home runs. Incredibly, the 13 homers represent half of his overall season hit total (26).
Pederson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. As per usual, Pederson will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series opener with southpaw Patrick Corbin starting for the opposition. Chris Taylor is starting in left field and hitting seventh in this one.
Pederson isn't in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves. Pederson will take a seat with lefty Max Fried slated to toe the rubber for Atlanta. Alex Verdugo gets the nod in left field and will hit eighth.