The Dodgers said they didn’t anticipate Joc Pederson hitting the DL. The Dodgers were either playing coy or miscalculated.
Pederson has been placed on the 7-day DL for a concussion. Kenta Maeda has filled his roster spot and starts Thursday against St. Louis.
Today, the #Dodgers reinstated Kenta Maeda from the 10-day DL and placed Joc Pederson on the 7-day DL for concussion (retroactive to 5/24).
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 25, 2017
Joc Pederson says he's supposed to stay away from his phone, not watch TV and not play video games. He said he doesn't feel like himself.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 25, 2017
Pederson had a violent collision with Yasiel Puig in the 10th inning of Tuesday’s win. Dave Roberts said Pederson would be sidelined a few days, but the DL wasn’t likely.
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With Maeda returning, it makes sense to place Pederson on the DL and save an active spot. It’s also possible the team wanted to be extra careful with him.
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