Joc Pederson, Former Lookouts' Star (2013), Injures Shoulder

Seagar And Urias To Represent Dodgers At Futures Game

Friday, June 27, 2014
Joc Pederson
Joc Pederson
- photo by Tim Evearitt
Outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, left Triple-A Albuquerque's game at Iowa on Tuesday in the first inning with a right shoulder injury.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly couldn't give reporters a diagnosis, but said he was told it wasn't anything major. He said Pederson returned to Albuquerque after the game and would see a doctor on Wednesday.

Pederson was removed after attempting a diving catch while playing center field in the bottom of the first inning.

The 22-year-old Pederson is hitting .319 with 17 homers, 42 RBIs and an OPS of 1.005.

All Star Futures Game

Shortstop Corey Seager and left-handed pitcher Julio Urias will represent the Dodgers in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Seager, a 20-year-old former first-round pick and brother of Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager, will play for the U.S. Team. Urias, only 17 out of Mexico and the youngest player on either roster, will play for the World Team. Both players are currently on the Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga roster.

Seager, ranked as the Dodgers' top prospect, is hitting .353 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs and a 1.019 OPS. Urias, ranked No. 3, is 1-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 16th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team, which has won each of the last four contests, leads the all-time series, 9-6.

---- Source: MLB.com


Chattanooga Women Shock No.4 Tennessee, 67-63

Before the season started some people across the country called Chattanooga women’s basketball coach Jim Foster crazy for scheduling three top 10 teams – Notre Dame (national runner-up) Stanford and Tennessee - before Christmas. After Wednesday night’s UTC shocking 67-63 home win against No.4 Tennessee before 4,160, those same folks might believe coach Foster is crazy like ... (click for more)

Lady Mocs Withstand Comeback To Beat Lady Vols, 67-63

Jim Foster has won more of his share of big games in his 37 years coaching women’s college basketball, first at Vanderbilt and then at Ohio State. He can now say he’s done the same at Chattanooga after his Lady Mocs handed the Tennessee Lady Vols their first loss of the season Wednesday night at McKenzie Arena in front of 4,160 bi-partisan fans. It may have been UTC’s ... (click for more)

Randall Lockhart Remains In Critical Condition After Fire That Took The Life Of His Wife, Candy

The man rescued by firefighters from Wednesday’s fatal fire at 220 Houser St. remains in critical condition today in the burn unit at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center . He has been identified as Randall Lockhart, 41. His wife, Candy, succumbed to her severe injuries a few hours after she was pulled out of the burning house. The couple’s three children escaped ... (click for more)

Woman Assaulted, Man Shot In Chamberlain Avenue Home Invasion

A woman was assaulted and a man shot in a home invasion on Chamberlain Avenue early Friday morning. At approximately 4:43 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2708 North Chamberlain Ave. for a home invasion/shooting.   Officers discovered that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim,Tequla Nicole Watkins, 28. ... (click for more)

Policeman: Modern Day "Boogie Man"

As a child I was under the impression that a ghastly, grotesque creature had taken up residence in my bedroom closet, the proverbial “Boogie Man” I suppose.  This is not an uncommon thing among children and most likely to some fault of my own as I subjected myself to some pretty iconic 1980’s horror flicks. There were other kids in the neighborhood that not only claimed to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)