Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Joc Pederson suffers shoulder injury
By Mark Saxon
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospects, outfielder Joc Pederson, injured his right shoulder diving for a fly ball Tuesday and was pulled from Triple-A Albuquerque's game at Iowa.
Pederson, 22, is batting .319 with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and the second-best OPS (1.005) in the Pacific Coast League. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was briefed on the injury by trainer Stan Conte, who spoke with the Triple-A trainer.
According to Mattingly, Pederson traveled with the team back to Albuquerque and did not undergo further testing.
"It didn't sound like it was anything major, but it would be hard for [Conte] to really say. I'm assuming he didn't break his arm or tear his shoulder out of the socket," Mattingly said. "I guess you have to watch out when you get a guy like Joc, but it didn't sound like it was a major, major thing."