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Dodgers: How Some Former Players Are Doing Around MLB in 2021

Joc? Locked in. Wood? Nails. Baez? Alive.



The 2020 Dodgers team is one that we will always remember. No matter where these guys end up, they’ll always be part of a brotherhood that brought championship baseball back to Los Angeles. Even if they’re playing for the Giants or Astros now. 

With that, we did a quick check-in on how former 2020 Dodgers are doing this year. A few are thriving in a new location while others struggle to get things going. 

Kiké Hernandez

Kiké is doing Kiké things out in Boston with the Red Sox. Reunited with former Dodgers teammate Alex Verdugo, Hernandez is having an almost identical year from 2020 with the bat. Not great, but his glove has been the difference-maker with his new team. 

Joc Pederson

Joc didn’t get off to the best start with the Cubs, but he’s turned things around over the last few weeks. He parked one in McCovey Cove up in San Francisco on Thursday against the Giants, his 5ht homerun of the year. Dodgers fans still talk about him almost every day over on Twitter. 

Alex Wood

Wood got off to a crazy start to the 2021 season but has sort of come back down to earth since facing the Dodgers. Over his last 3 starts, Wood has allowed 13 earned runs in 15, 2 innings of work. But aside from that stretch, he’s been a godsend to the Giants’ starting rotation. 

Jake McGee

Also with the Giants, McGee is still doing that thing where he just throws fastballs. It’s not working out quite as well as it did with the Dodgers though, and he’s already allowed 5 homeruns in 22 innings of work. Still, he represents one of the better bullpen arms available for San Francisco. 

Ross Stripling

It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster month for Ross Stripling. But he’s been solid over his last 2 starts with the Blue Jays, allowing 1 earned run in 12 innings of work. But the Blue Jays have a winning record and trail the first-place Rays by 5 games so…that’s something. 

Other 2020 Dodgers

Pedro Baez is currently on the 60-day injured list with the Houston Astros. He got a late start to their Spring Training camp after testing positive for COVID-19, and is not down with shoulder soreness. Adam Kolarek was optioned to Triple-A by the Oakland A’s in May. And Dylan Floro is crushing it with the Marlins, which is great. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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