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Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson asks Rams for tryout

Joc Pederson

Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson makes a catch on a fly ball by Cubs’ Javier Baez in the sixth inning in Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 19.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The 2016 Major League Baseball season ended in historic fashion Wednesday with the Chicago Cubs clinching their first World Series title since 1908. While most players spend their off-season basking in the free time with family and friends, or preparing for spring training, one Dodger has a different plan.

Outfielder Joc Pederson has been reminiscing about his high school football days on social media, and tweeted the Rams on Thursday about a tryout — similar to what the New York Mets gave Tim Tebow.

https://twitter.com/yungjoc650/status/794276920275783680

Pederson’s alma mater, Palo Alto High School, chimed in with a photo of its alum during his football-playing days.

https://twitter.com/PalyAthletics/status/794277845509906432

The Rams seemed fine with it, but wanted to make sure the Dodgers were giving the green light.

https://twitter.com/RamsNFL/status/794285472138874880

But the Dodgers weren’t buying it.

https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/794355135312822272

Pederson was Palo Alto High’s “Male Athlete of the Year” in 2010. At the time of the award, he led in runs, steals, slugging percentage and OBP on the baseball diamond, and team receptions, touchdowns and yards on the football field.

Pederson made some amazing catches this past season so maybe a shot at making the Rams roster isn’t the worst idea Twitter ever pushed.

eduardo.gonzalez@latimes.com

Twitter: @edmgonzalez


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