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Joc Pederson leaves game with right shoulder injury

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Pederson will be reevaluated on Wednesday in Albuquerque.

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Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson left Tuesday afternoon's Triple-A Albuquerque game in Iowa in the first inning after hurting his right shoulder in a 6-2 loss to the Iowa Cubs.

Pederson, playing center field, made a diving attempt at a bloop single by Iowa left fielder Josh Vitters to right center field with two outs in the first inning. Pederson immediately left the game.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly in Kansas City confirmed Pederson's right shoulder injury, which is not believed to be serious. The outfielder will undergo tests on Wednesday in Albuquerque.

Mike Baxter replaced Pederson, playing right field, with Trayvon Robinson moving from left field to center and Jeremy Hazelbaker moving from right to left field.

Here is a picture of Pederson with Isotopes after the injury with manager Damon Berryhill and trainer Yosuke Nakajima, per MiLB.com:

Pederson, 22, is hitting .319/.437/.568 with 17 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and 58 walks in 74 games. The left-handed Pederson was ranked the Dodgers top prospect in the preseason by Baseball America, the 34th overall prospect in baseball. His 2014 preseason average rank among Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN and MLB.com was 40.25.

Tuesday was the final game of a road trip for the Isotopes, who are off Wednesday and return home to host Reno on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m. PT.