The Albuquerque Isotopes hosted the Fresno Grizzlies, the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate on Monday. The game provided Chone Figgins with the opportunity to continue his rehab assignment and for Joc Pederson to add to his collection of highlights.
One of Pederson’s most recent noteworthy plays came in the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game when he crushed a solo home run to right field. On Monday, Pederson turned heads with an impressive grab in the third inning.
Recently designated for assignment Brandon Hicks was at the plate for the Grizzlies with Zach Lee on the mound. After striking out the first batter in the inning, Lee allowed back-to-back home runs that tied the game. Hicks then came up with a runner on first base and one out.
The former Giants starting second baseman hit a shot to deep center that sent Pederson up the hill before he made the catch while falling on his back.
Pederson has long been considered ready for time with the Dodgers and given their various troubles at the center field position, his flashing the leather will likely add fuel to the fire for those who believe he’s ready for the Majors.
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