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Dodgers' Joc Pederson has the power, but he's still the rookie
Dodgers' Joc Pederson has the power, but he's still the rookie

In a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers this week, Joc Pederson slugged two home runs only to discover, upon returning to the Dodgers' clubhouse, that Adrian Gonzalez had snatched his phone. Gonzalez dangled it out of reach while Pederson reached in vain. Eventually, Gonzalez surrendered it with a warning. "You better not talk about your homers after a loss," he said. "I won't," Pederson vowed. It was a reminder, one of many, that Pederson is still a rookie, though that's been hard to tell by watching him play. After the Dodgers' 2-1 win in a rain-shortened game against the Rockies on Friday, Pederson was third in the National League in home runs...

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