On Saturday, Dodger fans learned that Vin Scully has been released from the hospital, and Joc Pederson is expecting another child.
Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully was released from the hospital and is doing well after taking a fall at his home earlier this week.
The 92-year-old voice of the Dodgers took the emergency in stride, joking in a statement shortly after the incident that it will be the last time he tries to slide headfirst. After returning home safely, Scully took the opportunity to thank the people who helped him through his dilemma.
“My sincerest thanks to the LA County Firemen and women who come to the rescue and always seem to be there when we need and to the excellent administration, doctors and nurses of Los Robles Hospital,” Scully said in a statement released by the team.
“I am so eternally grateful for their help and selfless service. I’m home resting comfortably with my wife and we are both eagerly awaiting the Time for Dodger Baseball!”
Scully was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama. He has been retired since 2016, closing out a 67-year career behind the booth. With everything else going on in the world, it is refreshing to hear that Scully is doing well. A bit of good news amid a difficult week in the Los Angeles area.
Joc Pederson announces second child
Speaking of good news, outfielder Joc Pederson announced on Instagram that he and his wife are expecting their second child. In a photo posted to his social media account, his daughter is wearing a shirt that says “Big Sister” with Joc and his wife standing in the background. The caption of the photo reads “party of five.”
Pederson was nearly sent to the Angels over the offseason, but the deal fell through after the Mookie Betts trade was renegotiated. The Palo Alto native is one of the most under-appreciated players on the Dodgers roster. His 123 home runs is tied for 23rd in franchise history with Frank Howard. If Pederson remains with the Dodgers, it’s quite possible he climbs into the top ten.
The left-hander is expected to platoon in left field with A.J. Pollock whenever the season gets going. Dodger fans hope they get the chance to see baseball in 2020, as Pederson will form a formidable outfield with reigning MVP Cody Bellinger and newly-acquired Mookie Betts.
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The 28-year-old, Pederson, is eligible to become a free agent after the 2020 season.