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Dodgers News: Curtis Granderson Starts in LF; Joc Pederson Optioned

The most recently acquired Dodger, Curtis Granderson, will start in left field for the Dodgers today and be hitting 5th behind Cody Bellinger as the Dodgers take on Michael Fulmer.

The Dodgers, who are lucky enough have players that can comfortably move all over the diamond, are going with a lineup that is a little different than what they have been rolling out over the past few weeks. Bellinger is in right field while Puig gets a day off, Taylor moves to center field, Granderson is in left field and Utley get the start at second base.

Curtis Granderson will be replacing center fielder Joc Pederson on the 25-man roster, meaning that the struggling Pederson will be sent back to Triple-A to figure things out until the rosters expand in September. After a very hot June and July, raising his average up .040 points, he has slumped back down to an average in the low .200s.

Curtis Granderson, who wore number three with the New York Mets, will now be wearing number six as Chris Taylor owns the number three in Los Angeles. Six was last worn by infielder Charlie Culberson, who is currently playing for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It is important to remember that even though Curtis Granderson was acquired after July 31st, he WILL be eligible for the playoff roster.

Granderson announced to the media that he expects to mainly play left field as a member of the Dodgers and that he did not know he was in the lineup and batting fifth until the media told him, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Granderson also left Dodger fans with a nice pregame message!

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