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Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Away from Team, Astros Trolling, Ferguson Injury & More



In an otherwise busy and productive week for the Dodgers, there were a few big headlines that show no team is invincible. Not even the best team in baseball.

First up, word got out early that infielder Zach McKinstry would be joining the team on the road in San Diego where he would potentially make his MLB debut. Then the mood quickly changed to somber when we learned that he would be taking the roster spot of Joc Pederson who was leaving the team with a personal issue.

Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Placed on Medical Emergency List, Recall Zach McKinstry

The next day, Dave Robert provided a little more clarity on when he could potentially return.

Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Updates on Joc Pederson

Sending all of our love to the Pederson family, whatever they are going through.

In other roster-related news, the club made a free agent signing with a look to the future.

Dodgers Sign Cole Percival, Son of Former All-Star Closer Troy Percival

Also the week, the runoff of the weekend of trolling focused toward the visiting cheating Astros continued to bring some levity to a tough week of headlines.

Dodgers: A List of Every Song Played at the Stadium to Make Fun of the Astros

Dodgers: Local Hero Joe Kelly Has a Great Mishap With Fan During Cheating Astros Series

The club took another hit late in the week when Caleb Ferguson left a game early with an apparent injury…

Dodgers: Reliever Caleb Ferguson Leaves Game with Injury

…where the worst fears were confirmed. The third-year lefty would have to undergo the knife for a season-ending surgery.

Dodgers News: Caleb Ferguson’s Season is Over, Tommy John Surgery Imminent

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The Dodgers play one more in Colorado before returning to LA for the final home stand of the season starting on Tuesday.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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