Joc Pederson was traded to the Atlanta Braves from the Chicago Cubs before heading in to the weekend.
After making his Braves debut on Friday night, Pederson explained toThe Athletic‘s David O’Brien why he picked that number. The answer? He wanted to honor former teammates and good friends Jason Heyward and Clayton Kershaw.
Joc Pederson said he’s proud to wear number 22 with Atlanta since his Cubs teammate Jason Heyward wore it with the#Bravesand his friend Clayton Kershaw wears it with his former team, the Dodgers.
Pederson’s jersey number in Atlanta shows his admiration for his friends and former teammates. Heyward wore 22 when he was with the Braves and still wears it for the Chicago Cubs. Kershaw has worn No. 22 throughout his 14-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw gives his reaction above to Joc Pederson wearing his No. 22 with the Atlanta Braves.
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