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Joc Pederson will start for Dodgers in place of slumping Yasiel Puig
Joc Pederson will start for Dodgers in place of slumping Yasiel Puig

That must have been one impressive ball Joc Pederson lined foul Monday night. Because one day after Manager Don Mattingly said he would only use his much ballyhooed prospect as a pinch-hitter or pinch-runner in September, Pederson was in the lineup. That’s right: Pederson is starting in center field Tuesday for slumping Yasiel Puig against the Nationals. One phenom handing off to the other. Mattingly said he wanted to give Puig a break and put his best defense behind Clayton Kershaw. He chose Pederson to start Tuesday over Andre Ethier. “The one thing about Joc that everyone in the organization is pretty much in concert with is, this guy is our best defensive center...

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