Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Could Be LA's Starting Center Fielder If Joc Pederson Struggles

It's "pretty clear" that the Los Angeles Dodgers want outfield super-prospect Joc Pederson to win the starting center fielder job out of camp, per a Los Angeles Times reports, also indicating that Plan B could be to have Yasiel Puig play center if Pederson doesn't take the job outright.

"I don't expect anything to be handed to me," Pederson said last weekend during the team's fan fest festivities, via RJ White of CBS Sports. "It never has been in the past. I still have to grow as a baseball player."

Carl Crawford appears to be all locked in as the team's everyday left fielder, with either Pederson or Puig taking over center depending on how spring training goes. If the Dodgers send Pederson down to the minors for a little more work, it's likely that Andre Ethier will slot into the starting lineup in right instead of Puig.

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