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No. 2 prospect Pederson returns from Triple-A DL

No. 2 prospect Pederson returns from Triple-A DL

Though the game was suspended due to rain in the first inning, outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, made his return from the disabled list Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson, ranked No. 29 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, had been out since injuring his shoulder diving for a ball in the outfield June 24. He was diagnosed with a separated right shoulder and placed on the disabled list.

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Pederson was activated Wednesday and was in the Isotopes lineup, playing center field and batting second. He tripled off Padres' No. 3 prospect Matt Wisler in his only plate appearance before the rain began. Albuquerque was trailing El Paso, 3-2, when the game was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the first inning.

Pederson is hitting .319/.437/.568 with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 74 games. He leads the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage and ranks second in OPS (1.005).

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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