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Joc Pederson gives Giants powerful bat they wanted in DH era

Joc Pederson gives Giants powerful bat they wanted in DH era

Pederson can fill important role for Giants as DH era begins originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Farhan Zaidi heard the speculation all winter.

Before the lockout started, Zaidi watched Buster Posey retire and Kris Bryant head out to a market that would provide the type of deal the Giants didn’t feel comfortable with. It seemed obvious the Giants would add a marquee right-handed bat whenever the lockout ended, but a few hours after the signing freeze was lifted, Zaidi said he didn’t feel that way.

“While we’re still open to adding a bat, I don’t think we’re going to be totally fixated on that side,” he said Friday afternoon. “If there’s a left-handed bat that makes sense for us, I think we can find a way to fit that, as well.”

The Giants found that player on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $6 million deal with Bay Area native Joc Pederson. The deal gives the Giants the thumper they had been seeking, and it sets them up pretty well in the…

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