Lux appears to have a clearer path to an everyday role than previously expected, as Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers traded AJ Pollock for Craig Kimbrel on Friday.

Prior to the trade, Lux looked like the team's 10th-best bat. That role would have still resulted in plenty of playing time, both due to the Dodgers' frequent rotations and the fact that Lux was one injury away from being part of the starting nine. A true starting role is obviously preferable, however, and it looks like he should have one now with Pollock out of the outfield picture. Lux has played some left field, though it's perhaps more likely that Chris Taylor moves out to left field while Lux starts at second base. Lux's career .233/.314/.368 slash line doesn't exactly look the part of an everyday player for a contender, but the trade seemingly demonstrates the Dodgers' faith in him, something which seems reasonable given that he was a highly touted prospect and is still just 24 years old.

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