On Monday, the Dodgers reinstated Joc Pederson from the family medical emergency list and optioned Zach McKinstry.
It’s been an up-and-down week for Pederson, who was originally placed on the Paternity list a week ago. He returned after missing three days and was then placed on the family medical emergency list. Hopefully with him back with the club, everything is going well with his family and his newborn child.
In the move, McKinstry heads back to the Dodgers’ alternate side. The former 33rd round pick made his Major League debut on Thursday against the Rockies and he made his first career start on Sunday afternoon in Colorado. He recorded his first hit on Sunday, a double off Antonio Senzatela and finished the game 2-for-4. In four games with the Dodgers this year, he is 2-for-7 with a run scored.
- Although he’s not making noise on the mound, he’s doing his best to make noise in the community. David Price made an appearance on The Voting Playbook, a series by Yahoo Sports, that allows players to get fans to register to vote. In the video, Price urged Dodgers fans and everyone in California to register for the upcoming election in November.
- The Tulsa County Election Board has announced that ONEOK Field will be used as the early voting location for the November 3rd election. ONEOK Field is normally home to the Tulsa Drillers, but it will open for three different periods for Tulsa County voters to complete ballots for the November election.
- The case for Mookie Betts as the 2020 National League MVP doesn’t begin with the numbers. Those are nice. Betts was tops in the majors in bWAR and tied for first in home runs after Sunday while supplying plus defense and elite baserunning for the team with the best record.