Cubs Sign Joc Pederson On One-Year Deal
The Chicago Cubs have signed free-agent outfielder Joc Pederson on a one-year deal. The deal is worth a reported $7 million with $500,000 in incentives. The former-Dodger will be a nice addition to a Cubs lineup that may look very different in 2021. The one-time All-Star will most likely slot in at left field, filling the hole since Kyle Schwarber is now with the Washington Nationals.
Pederson struggled during the 2020 season. He slashed .190/.285/.397 with seven homers and 16 RBIs. His luck would turn around in the postseason hitting .382 with two homers, eight RBIs, and a .991 OPS. He played a key role in helping the Dodgers win their first World Series since 1988.
Joc Pederson has spent his entire seven-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. During that time, he has slashed .230/.336/.470 with 130 homers and 303 RBIs over 748 games. He will finally get an opportunity to play just about every day with the Cubs. Overall, this is a great addition for Chicago. We have seen Joc at his best and he can certainly be a boost towards any lineup. Assuming Pederson can stay consistent, he can be a real threat with the Cubs.
Written By Zach Nau
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