Dodgers: Joc Pederson Placed on the Paternity List

Baby Pederson is on the way.

The Dodgers have placed Joc Pederson on the paternity list effective today. Pederson had been away from the team since Sunday when Dave Roberts announced that he would be away from the team with a family matter for a few days. Roberts had previously alluded to the possibility of the team making a roster move as a result.

Joc and his wife Kelsey announced on social media back in April that they were pregnant with their second child. The Pederson’s later announced that they were having a boy in another social media post. The Dodgers outfielder also has a daughter, Poppy, who will now get to be a big sister.

As a result of the move to the paternity list, the Dodgers have recalled RHP Josh Sborz to help supplement the bullpen. This is Sborz‘ third stint with the team this year and has only made one appearance so far. Sborz threw one scoreless inning towards the end of August.

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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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  1. Pederson is a good guy who is not having a very good season. Some off time with his wife and family might actually help him mentally. Hope everything goes well and he comes back feeling good. He is a postseason performer, and the Dodgers are going to need as many as possible real soon.

  2. Congratulations and Good Luck and Health to them and their Family.

    Interested to see Sborz he was a phenom in college. Hoping he gets some playing time to see how he performs.

    The Dodgers can coast from here as everyone has to play a 3 game and then a 5 game series it doesn’t matter who they play. A 3 game series is more about momentum and luck than which team is better.

  3. Yep, Joc is a good Dodger. Wish him and his family well. Will be praying. Sad he will probably be let go this winter. He will really help in the postseason for 2020, though, like you say 106w.

  4. Wish the Pederson Family the best of luck and great health. He’ll be back and he’ll do great. This is one of those weird things that happen in any job. You could be the best at what you do but something comes along and knocks you off track like, you fall in love, you get married, your wife is having a baby. There are other more drastic things that happen in life also but I think everyone gets the picture. Things can suddenly change, some for the good or some not so good and it will take you out of your norm. This happens to many players, Kershaw, Keki, anybody. So hopefully everything all come together and all will be fine. Good luck to all of you.

  5. Wishing Joc the best. Stay in shape because it will get harder to hit your weight if you don’t. Family is certainly more important than sports.

  6. Missing you the field, but glad to hear that it is for such a blessed event. Congratulations to you both, and the big sister. Have been a Dodger fan since I was a kid, now a senior citizen. Love seeing that sweet smile at the plate. Time off with those you love can be very therapeutic.

  7. I sincerely hope all is well with Joc and his family. Sending all love and best wishes for the health and happiness you deserve. Go Dodgers! ???

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