Dave Roberts trying to get Joc Pederson ‘going a little bit’

LOS ANGELESDave Roberts is nothing if not optimistic.

The Dodgers manager has started his fourth outfielder, Joc Pederson, in three consecutive games despite Pederson dragging a .176 batting average and .535 OPS into Saturday’s game. Roberts has responded similarly each time he has been questioned about giving Pederson playing time over other options.

“We’re trying to get him going a little bit,” Roberts said again Saturday. “He’ a big part of what we’re trying to do. The...

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