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Joc Pederson, Giants agree to MLB free agency contract

Joc Pederson, Giants agree to MLB free agency contract

Report: Giants agree to deal with former Dodgers OF Pederson originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Joctober is finally coming home.

The Giants found their lineup boost on Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a deal with Palo Alto native Joc Pederson, the powerful lefty bat they’ve been seeking. The agreement, first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, is a one-year deal worth $6 million, according to reporter Jon Heyman.

Pederson, 29, is a former Palo Alto High star who previously played for Farhan Zaidi in Los Angeles. In seven seasons with the Dodgers, Pederson reached 25 homers four times. The left-handed hitter spent last season with the Cubs and Braves, posting a .732 OPS and hitting 18 homers while winning a World Series title.

Pederson fits the Giants’ platoon preferences well. He is one of the game’s most dangerous hitters against right-handed pitching, with a .341 on-base percentage and .490 slugging percentage. The Giants had been looking for one more…

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