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Joc Pederson has the numbers so far in bid to be Dodgers center fielder
Joc Pederson has the numbers so far in bid to be Dodgers center fielder

Even before Joc Pederson showed up for spring training, the Dodgers had said the center field job would be a battle between Pederson and Andre Ethier. A month later that battle has become a rout. After going three for three with a home run in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Pederson is hitting .429 with a .467 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage and playing spectacular defense. Ethier is at .192/.231/.250 after a one-for-four day that included a double — his first extra-base hit of the spring — and his team-leading eighth strikeout. But neither the Dodgers nor Pederson are prepared to call the battle won just yet. "We're still in...

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