Lux will bat eighth and play center field against the Rockies on Thursday.

With Cody Bellinger (ribs) on the injured list and Chris Taylor sidelined by a neck issue, the Dodgers have elected to give Lux his first major-league action in center Thursday at Coors Field. AJ Pollock is also starting in the outfield for the first time in over two weeks, but manager Dave Roberts stated that he wants to keep Pollock out of center field for the time being due to his recent hamstring injury, per Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. Though Lux's natural position is in the infield, his ability to play the outfield could help keep his hot bat in the lineup on a near-everyday basis. Since rejoining the Dodgers on Sept. 10, Lux is slashing .438/.514/.656 with a home run, nine RBI and nine runs in 10 games.

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