According to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have reached a deal with outfielder Joc Pederson that has not yet been finalized. The club has not confirmed the agreement, which runs for a year and $ 7 million with $ 500,000 in incentives, reported MLB network insider Joel Sherman. Pederson, 28,
The Cubs have agreed on a deal with the outfielder
Pederson, 28, has spent the past seven seasons with the Dodgers, posting a .230 / .336 / .470 slash line in 748 games with 116 OPS + and 130 homers.
Pederson struggled during the 2020 regular season, beating .190 / .285 / .397 (84 OPS +) with seven homers in 43 games. He recovered to hit .382 in the playoffs with two homers, eight RBIs and an OPS of 0.991, which helped the Dodgers win the World Series.
Pederson was originally a midfielder but has only played two games in the middle in the last two seasons, dividing the time between left and right. He wants to replace Kyle Schwarber in left field with the Cubs. Schwarber, a left-hander like Pederson, was not advertised in December and signed a one-year, guaranteed $ 10 million deal with the Nationals on January 9th.
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