Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Unlikely to Go on DL

Joc Pederson was injured in a violent collision with Yasiel Puig Tuesday night.

Fortunately for Pederson, he passed concussion protocal and is listed day-to-day with neck stiffness. It doesn’t appear the incident will cost him significant playing time.

The Dodgers’ injury woes from 2016 haven’t slowed down in the current campaign. Logan Forsythe returned in a big way Tuesday, but Justin Turner is still sidelined. Losing Pederson would’ve been yet another challenge of the team’s depth.

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Chris Taylor, who’s been readying for the outfield, and Brett Eibner are candidates to take Pederson’s at-bats while he’s resting.

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