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Could Adrian Gonzalez's return push Joc Pederson out of center field?

Could Adrian Gonzalez's return push Joc Pederson out of center field?

Adrian Gonzalez is expected to rejoin the Dodgers this week. The domino effect of his return could lead to reduced playing time for center fielder Joc Pederson.

Pederson has one hit in his last 35 at-bats. He is batting .216, and the only lower batting averages among National League players with as many plate appearances belong to Dansby Swanson of the Atlanta Braves and Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs, each of whom has been demoted to the minor leagues this season.

Pederson has started every game against a right-handed starter this season, excepting the...

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