May 17, 2021

Dodgers left with Joc Pederson problem after Mookie Betts trade (New York Post)



As the Red Sox worked through a delayed deal that eventually sent star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, another trade fell apart.

The deal that would’ve sent Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and additional players to the Angels will no longer happen. The transaction was put on hold as the Dodgers and Red Sox sifted through the details of the Betts trade, which also sent pitcher David Price to Los Angeles in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong, according to The Athletic.

Angels owner Arte Moreno grew impatient and pulled the deal, per the report. There was a possibility it could been revived, but the Dodgers apparently didn’t think it was necessary after the changes that were made to the Betts trade.

Sending Betts to the Dodgers was initially part of a blockbuster three-team deal that came together almost a week ago before the Red Sox pumped the brakes. Along with Betts and Price going to the Dodgers, Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol were headed to Boston. Los Angeles start Kenta Maeda was also supposed to be acquired by the Twins.

But Graterol’s medical history – Tommy John surgery in 2016…

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