Pederson doubled and walked in Sunday’s series finale. But it was a ground out to shortstop in the sixth inning when Pederson felt something, and was removed from the game before the Dodgers took the field on defense.
Joc Pederson hurt his right groin in his last AB running to first base. He said he took "a bone headed step and lunged at the base."— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) April 23, 2017
Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that Pederson was removed as a precaution, and that the center fielder would be reevaluated on Monday, when the Dodgers are in San Francisco to open a four-game series against the Giants.
Pederson is hitting .220/.340/.322 this season, and batted leadoff in the Dodgers’ last two games against right-handed pitching.
The Dodgers will re-evaluate Joc Pederson's groin issue tomorrow.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 23, 2017
Pederson is day to day, but Roberts hinted that the club might recall an OF tomorrow because groin injuries need time to heal.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 23, 2017
With the disabled list stint now 10 days instead of 15, teams can be more aggressive with roster moves that will cause players to miss some time.
Among the outfielders on the 40-man roster, both Trayce Thompson and Brett Eibner are within the 10-day period since they were optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, but either one could return before the 10 days are up if replacing an injured player.