Previous Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is in agreement on a one-year, $7 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, sources told ESPN.
Pederson, 28, batted .234/.339/.479 with 123 homers and 108 doubles in 687 normal season games for the Dodgers from 2015 to 2019, making an All-Star group and posting an .864 OPS against righties.
While teams demonstrated significant premium in Pederson as a unit trained professional, the Cubs intend to utilize him as an ordinary player. Pederson’s craving for predictable at-bats, just as the Wrigley Field measurements helpful for his swing, raised Chicago over different groups. In 2019, when Pederson logged his most elevated number of plate appearances, he posted vocation dominates in grand slams with 36 and OPS at .876.
Initially an eleventh round pick of a Northern California high school in 2010, Pederson was utilized in a left-field unit by the Dodgers and gave uncommon force from the leadoff spot. He quit batting leadoff when Mookie Betts joined the group and battled through the abbreviated, flighty 2020 season, batting just .190/.285/.397 out of 138 plate appearances.
In any case, Pederson kept on being a power in the postseason, boasting a .382/.432/.559 slice line through four rounds in 2020 and assuming a significant part in the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988. Before its finish, Pederson’s Dodgers partners had imagined another month in his honor: “Joctober.”
The Athletic was first to report the agreement.