By Scott Barancik, editor

Dodgers CF Joc Pederson has been named to the National League All-Star team as a reserve. He is one of just two rookies picked for the Tuesday, July 14 game, the other being Cubs 3B Kris Bryant. He is the first Dodgers rookie to be named to the team since P Hideo Nomo in 1995.

ESPN.com says Pederson will replace Matt Holliday in the starting lineup if the Cardinals outfielder’s injured quadriceps doesn’t heal in time. The 23-year-old Pederson finished sixth overall in voting among N.L. outfielders, but injuries among the top 5 vote-getters has opened a door for him.

Whether Pederson will be invited to participate in the Home Run Derby is unclear, as participant names have not yet been revealed. Pederson is tied for 5th in the N.L. with 20 HRs.

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