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Joc Pederson exits with groin tightness

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Center fielder left in the sixth inning after a ground out to shortstop.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The latest injury to hit the Dodgers is center fielder Joc Pederson, who left Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks with tightness in his groin.

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.

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.

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.