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Joc Pederson is center of attention for Dodgers this spring
Joc Pederson is center of attention for Dodgers this spring

Whenever Joc Pederson's name appeared on the caller ID display on his phone this winter, Dodgers utility man Justin Turner knew what the conversation would be about. Only one subject that interested Pederson. "He doesn't talk about anything but hitting, ever," Turner said. Pederson would tell Turner about a recent batting practice session, how he tried this with his hands or that with his feet. Turner listened and sometimes offered advice, knowing the 22-year-old Pederson was preparing for the most important spring of his life. The most valuable player of the triple-A Pacific Coast League last season, Pederson entered spring training as the odds-on favorite to...

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