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The Cubs have agreed to a deal with outfielder Joc Pederson, pending a physical, according to a report by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club hasn’t confirmed the agreement, which is for one year and $7 million with $500,000 in incentives, MLB Network insider Joel Sherman reported.
Pederson, 28,

The Cubs have agreed to a deal with outfielder Joc Pederson, pending a physical, according to a report by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club hasn’t confirmed the agreement, which is for one year and $7 million with $500,000 in incentives, MLB Network insider Joel Sherman reported.

Pederson, 28, spent the past seven seasons with the Dodgers, posting a .230/.336/.470 slash line with a 116

and 130 homers in 748 games.

Pederson struggled during the 2020 regular season, slashing .190/.285/.397 (84 OPS+) with seven homers in 43 games. He rebounded to hit .382 with two homers, eight RBIs and a .991 OPS in the playoffs, helping the Dodgers win the World Series.

Pederson was initially a center fielder, but he has played only two games in center over the past two seasons, splitting time between left and right. He figures to replace Kyle Schwarber in left field with the Cubs. Schwarber, a left-handed hitter like Pederson, was non-tendered in December and signed a one-year deal for a guaranteed $10 million with the Nationals on Jan. 9.

Thomas Harrigan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @HarriganMLB.



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