Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Joc Pederson to 1-Year Deal
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with outfielder Joc Pederson on a one-year contract.
Diamondbacks Add Joc Pederson to Roster
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Joc Pederson to a one-year contract worth $9.5 million. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2025. This acquisition bolsters the Diamondbacks' roster after their surprise run to the 2023 World Series.
Pederson, a consistent power hitter throughout his career, has hit 186 home runs over the past decade. He has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and San Francisco Giants. The left-handed hitter was selected as an All-Star in 2015 and 2022.
Although Pederson's performance dipped last season with a batting average of .235 and 15 home runs, his track record and past successes make him a valuable addition to the team.
Busy Offseason for the Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks have been active in free agency this offseason. In addition to signing Joc Pederson, they have also secured left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on a four-year, $80 million deal and re-signed outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to a three-year, $42 million contract.
Furthermore, the Diamondbacks made a trade with the Seattle Mariners to acquire third baseman Eugenio Suarez. These moves demonstrate the team's commitment to strengthening their roster for the upcoming season.
Pederson's Impact and World Series Experience
Joc Pederson brings not only power but also championship experience to the Diamondbacks. He has won two World Series titles, one with the Dodgers in 2020 and another with the Braves in 2021. His playoff experience and ability to perform on the big stage will be invaluable to the Diamondbacks as they aim for success in the upcoming season.
With the addition of Joc Pederson, the Diamondbacks have made significant strides in improving their roster and increasing their chances for a successful season. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the start of the MLB season to see Pederson in action alongside his new teammates.