Giants agree to one-year contract with outfielder Joc Pederson

March 17th, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Giants and outfielder Joc Pederson have agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract worth $6 million for the 2022 season. In a corresponding roster move, C José Godoy was claimed off waivers by Minnesota.

Pederson, 29, hit 18 home runs and posted a .732 OPS in 137 combined games between Chicago-NL and Atlanta in 2021. He hit three homers and drove in nine runs during the postseason to help the Braves win the World Series, his second consecutive title.

The Bay Area native and 2015 All-Star has played all over the outfield appearing in 438 games in center field, 295 games in left field, 93 games in right field, as well as 21 games at first base.

Prior to last season, he spent seven seasons (2014-2020) with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting 130 home runs and driving in 303 runs over 748 games with an .806 OPS. Pederson has participated in the postseason in each of his seven full seasons and was a big contributor to the Dodger’s 2020 World Series title, hitting .382 with two homers and eight RBI in the postseason.