While it was believed Joc Pederson came away from his collision with Yasiel Puig only with cuts, bruises and a neck sprain, Pederson landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list the following day.
Roughly halfway through the DL stint, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the young center fielder was still suffering from concussion symptoms. Pederson’s level of activity has since increased, though a return before or during the series against the Washington Nationals was ruled out.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Pederson has increased his workload but when he will begin a rehab assignment or come off the disabled list remains unknown:
Meanwhile, center fielder Joc Pederson has begun baseball activities as he works his way back slowly from the effects of a concussion. … Roberts said when Pederson is ready, he will need a Minor League rehabilitation stint, but no date has been set for that.
Pederson is batting .200/.309/.314 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI over 35 games. He only recently became eligible to be reinstated from the DL.
Without Pederson in the fold, the Dodgers have primarily turned to Chris Taylor in center field. This season marks any extensive experience for Taylor at the position. He began fielding fly balls in the outfield during Spring training.