Dodgers: Joc Pederson Reportedly Traded To Angels in Separate Deal

On Tuesday Night, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash by acquiring Mookie Betts. However in a separate trade; Outfielder Joc Pederson was also traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

All off-season long, Jeff Passan of ESPN has been right on top of it. Once again, Passan is at the forefront of Pederson trade reports. This tweet was the first of an avalanche of Dodgers trade tweets.

In case you’re wondering on Luis Rengifo – the infielder the Dodgers acquired from the Angels – do a quick once-over of his bbref page. As a rookie in 2019 he appeared in 108 games, mostly at second base but some at shortstop.

Moreover, Rengifo slashed .238/.321/.364 which doesn’t add up to pretty. However, he was worth 1.6 bWAR; which is noteworthy for a 22-year old utility infielder. Already, you can see him playing a role for the 2020 Dodgers in some of their swiss-army knife platoons and swaps around the diamond, adding versatility.

Obviously with the addition of Betts, Pederson was the odd-man out.

Further Developments on Pederson to Angels

Later Tuesday evening, more details emerged from Passan and company. Furthermore, details are still coming out.

What is known is that the Dodgers will give up a lesser-known prospect named Andy Pages. Pages is an outfielder who hit 19 homers as an 18-year old in rookie ball.

Finally, there are more details still coming at the time of this post. In fact, the players are still being informed of the trade according to writer Fabian Ardaya.

Equally important, Ardaya mentions an additional player involved in the deal is a starting pitcher. However, that starter is not David Price.

We will have more on this situation as it develops, including a fitting tribute at some point to Joc Pederson; I am certain.

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