Home Sports Column: Joc Pederson is filling in fine as the Chicago Cubs leadoff man. His new mustache, alas, is another story.

Column: Joc Pederson is filling in fine as the Chicago Cubs leadoff man. His new mustache, alas, is another story.

by staff

Pederson, the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder who signed a one-year, $7 million deal to replace Kyle Schwarber in left field, pummeled Cactus League pitching but hit the off switch when the season opened April 1. He batted .137 in his first 16 games with a .498 OPS, coinciding with an overall slump by most of the the Cubs regulars.

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