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FutureStarrDodgers News Update- Dave Roberts Provides Update on Gavin Lux Injury
On Monday night in a Cactus League game against the Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux suffered an injury to his right knee. He was unable to bear any weight on it and appeared to be clutching it in pain before being removed from the field.
Manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday that Lux is scheduled for an MRI on his knee. The club will assess the results and determine how much time he might miss from there.
On Monday afternoon during Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training action, shortstop Gavin Lux suffered a right knee injury that will require an MRI. As he ran from second to third base, Lux went down awkwardly and had to be carted off the field. While lying there on the ground, Lux was seen holding his leg in apparent pain but could not apply any pressure.
This injury could potentially impact Lux's future, yet the Dodgers remain optimistic for his return this season. They hope he can play an integral role in their shortstop rotation after sitting behind Corey Seager and Trea Turner for three seasons.
When asked his opinion of this injury, manager Dave Roberts expressed what many of his teammates have been saying since it became public knowledge. He admitted to feeling "pretty shaken up," but hopes to have Lux back playing soon.
As for the injury itself, Lux reported to Roberts that he felt a "pop" in his knee while running. He then stumbled and fell, though it was unclear how severe the damage was.
The Dodgers are optimistic that Lux will be back in the lineup for their Friday series against the Miami Marlins. They anticipate him hitting in the batting cage today and then rejoining their starting lineup.
If his knee injury doesn't prevent him from making an impact on the field, Lux has the potential to be a top prospect in 2023. He showed signs of stardom last year and can make a major contribution in his career.
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On Monday afternoon, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts provided an update on Gavin Lux's injury. He confirmed the club has placed him on the 10-day injured list with a right knee issue.
Last season, the 25-year-old former top prospect earned an everyday role at second base and left field, making 93 starts. His average of.276 on base with six home runs and 42 RBIs set a career high.
He has reached base safely in each of his first 110 plate appearances, batting.297 with career highs in games, doubles and triples. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging are on track to set new career highs as well.
Furthermore, he is a potential backup catcher for the team - a role which hasn't been filled since Trea Turner left free agency this offseason.
However, if Lux remains out, the Dodgers could turn to Miguel Rojas as an alternate shortstop option. Acquired through a January trade, Rojas boasts an excellent defensive shortstop glove but lacks the capacity for high-leverage situations like Lux can handle.
Chris Taylor has been playing second base this spring while Lux shifts to shortstop, and the Dodgers could consider bringing him up from Triple-A Albuquerque in the future if they want to further bolster their outfield.
If that isn't an option, the Dodgers could consider trading for another infielder from either their major league roster or minors. As it stands now, they have several infielders on their 25-man roster who would fit perfectly at this position: Andrew Kittredge and Cody Bellinger.
While it is too early to predict whether the Dodgers will place Lux on the injured list, if they do it could be for an extended period. With that said, there remains much work to do in order to bolster their infield depth.
The Dodgers are hoping for a rebound year from their young infielders, who have shown promise at just the right time. That should help the team move past Trea Turner's departure this offseason and continue to build an elite core.
ESPN.com's Jack Harris reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled shortstop Bryson Brigman from Triple-A Albuquerque.
On Tuesday night, Brigman, a 2022 prospect, had an outstanding career night as he collected five hits and came just one triple shy of hitting for the cycle in an 8-4 win for the Marlins.
His batting average rose 23 points to.345 on the year.
His impressive performance earned him his first recall from the minors and is expected to make his Major League debut before season's end.
In addition to Brigman, the Dodgers have recalled right-handed Max Meyer from Triple-A Omaha.
On Saturday, he will join the Dodgers for their spring training game against the Brewers.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers have placed shortstop Gavin Lux on the 10-day injured list with a right knee injury. He sustained this setback Monday during a Cactus League game against the Padres in Peoria.
Roberts reported that the team is investigating the extent of Lux's injury and will have him undergo an MRI test.
Although Lux is expected to miss some time, a return to the lineup is possible. He's listed as the team's No. 9 hitter on the spring roster and could begin the season at second base where he currently resides.
Another 2023 prospect to watch this week is top catcher Diego Cartaya, who will start at catcher in his first Cactus League game against the Padres on Monday.
Cartaya's impressive batting average and impressive defensive skills at catcher have led to speculation that he may make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
This week, the Dodgers have several promising prospects to keep an eye on, such as Bobby Miller and Miguel Vargas who will both be playing in Cactus League games this week.
One of the top pitchers in the Minors this week was Royals' fourth-ranked prospect Jackson Kowar, who struck out 10 batters while throwing a complete-game shutout to lead Omaha to an easy 4-0 victory. After struggling early in his major league career, Kowar has since found his groove. This year he boasts a 2.23 ERA and.192 average against in Triple-A; making him an attractive pickup for redraft Only leagues if you have room for him.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated Mookie Betts from the 10-day injured list after he was removed from Saturday's lineup with a cracked rib. According to Dave Roberts, Betts will miss "a week and a half" before returning.
This season, the Dodgers have been plagued with injuries, with Walker Buehler, Andrew Heaney, Blake Treinen and Tommy Kahnle all going on the injured list in June. Yet they have managed to maintain their lead in the National League West by drawing upon depth at all positions.
Betts has been the team's most consistent hitter this year, hitting.273 with 17 home runs and 53 runs scored. He is widely considered as one of the early favorites to win the National League MVP in 2022.
He has been an integral part of the Dodgers' success this year, and if they want to maintain their division lead over the Nationals, he must return to productive mode. But first he needs to stay healthy long enough for his bat to find its former glory.
At present, the Dodgers plan on relying on Chris Taylor, Eddy Alvarez and Zach McKinstry in the outfield in place of Betts. They hope to add a right-handed bat, though that isn't guaranteed.
The Dodgers have had a revolving door of players this season, but now their most productive hitter has left the club. That loss makes it even tougher to sustain the strong start to the year that saw them hit a career-high.286 in April and May.
Fortunately, the Dodgers have plenty of young talent in their farm system that could fill in for Betts. They could call up players such as Miguel Rojas (batting.286 with 18 home runs and 68 RBIs in Double-A) or Jorbit Vivas (hitting.286 at High-A).
If the Dodgers can find a suitable replacement for Betts in the majors, it will likely come from one of their players signed or traded during the offseason. Shortstop Jacob Amaya has homered twice in four games since being promoted to Triple-A and outfielder James Outman is hitting.292/.396/.538 in Double-A.