MLB free agency: Giants, Joc Pederson agree to one-year, $6 million deal, per report

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The Giants have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Joc Pederson, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. Per Jon HeymanIt’s a one-year deal worth $ 6 million.

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Pederson, a Bay Area native who turns 30 in April, is coming off a 2021 season in which he batted .238 / .310 / .422 with 18 home runs in 137 games for the Cubs and Braves. While his numbers were down overall last season, Pederson was an important piece of the Braves in what turned out to be the Championship season for Atlanta. For his career, Pederson owns an OPS + of 112 across parts of eight MLB seasons, seven of which came with the Dodgers.

In addition to being able to both outfield Corners and Occasionally play center in a pinch, Pederson boasts good left-handed power at the plate. For his career, he’s put up a slash line of .237 / .341 / .490 against right-handers with 137 of 148 home runs coming against the opposite side.

Last season, the Giants barged to 107 wins and the NL West title thanks in part to their impressive roster depth and manager Gabe Kapler’s knack for properly leveraging the skills on hand. In that sense, Pederson and his Platoon skills figure to be a good fit in San Francisco. The presence of the DH in the National League should also give Pederson more opportunities for playing time.


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