2013 Lookout Star, Joc Pederson, Comes Off Disabled List

Rejoins Triple-A Albuquerque team

Friday, July 11, 2014
Joc Pederson at bat for the Lookouts last season.
Joc Pederson at bat for the Lookouts last season.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
Though the game was suspended due to rain in the first inning, outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, made his return from the disabled list Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson hit .278, hit 22 homers, and drove in 58 in 123 games for the Lookouts in 2013. He stole 31 bases.

He had been out since injuring his shoulder diving for a ball in the outfield June 24. He was diagnosed with a separated right shoulder and placed on the disabled list.

Pederson was activated Wednesday and was in the Isotopes lineup, playing center field and batting second. He tripled off Padres' No. 3 prospect Matt Wisler in his only plate appearance before the rain began. Albuquerque was trailing El Paso, 3-2, when the game was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the first inning.

Pederson is hitting .319/.437/.568 with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 74 games. He leads the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage and ranks second in OPS (1.005).

--- Source: MLB.com


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