Pederson has had a rough 2017 season. After disabled list stints ranging from neck sprains, to groin issues, to a concussion, the 25-year old has not had a year for the record books. Pederson was optioned to Triple-A in mid-August after a painful 2-41 run. While in Oklahoma, Pederson continued to struggle while defensively posting up in left field, a position he has never started at in a major league game.
Thompson faced similar offensive woes this season, slashing .116/.208/.279 in 43 at bats with the Dodgers before heading to Triple-A.
This now leaves the Dodgers with an active roster of 38. Oh yeah, and the Diamondbacks are still breathing down their neck.
Here’s what other news and rumors are going down across the National League West:
- Buster Posey took a foul tip off of his right hand but luckily sustained nothing more than a bone bruise.
- To make room on the 40-man roster, Brandon McCarthy has landed on the 60-day disabled list.
- Good news for the Diamondbacks: There’s no structural damage in Paul Goldschmidt’s elbow.
- The Padres have fired hitting coach Alan Zinter. Huh, I wonder why??
- The Colorado Rockies offense needs a new do.
- J.D. Martinez becomes first Diamondback ever with a four home-run game.
- The Giants’ Triple-A affilicate, the Sacramento River Cats, won the final game of the season in thrilling fashion, so there’s some quasi-Giants baseball that you can be excited about.
- Colorado outfielder David Dahl is officially out for the season.
- The Giants have added four players for September call ups and outrighted Jae-gyun Hwang.