The Dodgers optioned Lux to their taxi squad Monday ahead of Game 1 of the club's NLCS matchup with the Braves, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports. Lux will cede his spot on the 28-man roster to Alex Wood, as manager Dave Roberts prioritized another left-handed option out of the bullpen over an extra middle infielder on the bench. The 22-year-old saw action in one game of the Dodgers' NLDS sweep of the Padres last week, striking out in his lone plate appearance.
Lux was added back to the Dodgers' roster ahead of the NLDS against the Padres, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Lux didn't play much this season and did very little with his opportunities, hitting .175/.246/.349 in 19 games. He'll be at least an option off the bench in this series, taking the spot that had belonged to Edwin Rios.
Lux isn't included on the Dodgers' 28-man roster for the team's wild-card series with the Brewers that begins Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Lux closed out the regular season by going 4-for-31 while striking out in 28.1 percent of his plate appearances over his final 10 games, and that poor finish may have cost him a spot on the roster for the wild-card round. The Dodgers elected to keep Enrique Hernandez, Edwin Rios and Matt Beaty over Lux as reserve infield options.
Lux went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 15-6 win over the Rockies. Lux gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead in the second inning with his two-run blast off Rockies starter Ryan Castellani. In the seventh, Lux got aboard on a fielder's choice and came around to score on a Mookie Betts triple. The homer was Lux's third of the year to go with eight RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base in 14 contests. He was able to snap a 0-for-14 dry spell he had over his previous four games.
Lux is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Lux sits for the fourth time in the last five games. Two of those have come against righties like Tuesday's starter, Zach Davies. With a .163/.250/.349 slash line on the season, it wouldn't be a surprise if his role remains somewhat marginal, though those numbers have come in a small sample of just 12 games. Chris Taylor will be the second baseman Tuesday.