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.
Lux is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Lux will return to the bench after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while serving as the designated hitter Saturday. Chris Taylor receives the start at second base for Los Angeles in the series finale.
Lux isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
After going 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI on Tuesday, Lux went hitless with one RBI and one strikeout over five at-bats Wednesday. He'll get a breather for the series finale as Mookie Betts shifts to second base with Enrique Hernandez starting in right field.
Lux went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
The first shot was an opposite field wall scraper, while his second long ball was a towering shot to right field in the 10th inning. The Dodgers' top prospect had a .480 OPS with zero home runs and one steal in 27 at-bats prior to Tuesday's exploits, but now his OPS sits at .793. He has been particularly good of late, hitting .333 with six runs and five RBI over his last 15 at-bats. Lux has made four straight starts, all against right-handed pitchers.
Lux isn't starting Thursday against the Diamondbacks, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Lux started in each of the four games since joining the major-league club, but his approached at the plate was questioned by manager Dave Roberts on Wednesday. Enrique Hernandez is starting at second base Thursday, but Lux should start during the team's weekend series against the Rockies, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Wednesday that Lux is being too passive at the plate, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Lux was brought up to the big-league club Saturday and has been in the starting lineup for all four games since. However, the rookie has managed only two hits in 14 at-bats during that stretch while striking out five times. The Dodgers are five games up in the NL West and appear committed to providing Lux plenty of playing time down the stretch, though he'll need to work on being more aggressive in order to hang on to a starting role into the postseason.
Lux went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Lux entered the contest having gone hitless over his first seven at-bats but got off the schneid with a fourth inning single before doubling in the sixth. The rookie is expected to play on an everyday basis against right-handed pitchers, per David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports.
Lux is being called up by the Dodgers on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
It was only a matter of time before Lux was finally recalled to the major league squad. He is the Dodgers' top prospect and one of the top overall prospects in all of baseball and should figure to assume the everyday role at second base. Chris Taylor figures to be his backup at the position but could still find starts at other spots around the diamond.
Lux was placed back on the taxi squad after serving as the 29th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Lux started Game 2 of the twin bill and went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. The 22-year-old will rejoin the Dodgers' taxi squad and should remain the top option to nab a roster spot if Los Angeles needs another infielder.
Lux is starting at second base as the 29th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Lux will make his 2020 debut as part of the starting lineup for the second game of Thursday's twin bill. While his time on the major-league roster is currently only for the team's doubleheader, he'll likely remain on the taxi squad afterward.
The Dodgers included Lux on their five-man taxi squad for their six-game road trip that began Tuesday in San Francisco, J.P. Hoonstra of The Orange County Register reports.
Lux has yet to make his 2020 debut after a poor showing in summer camp prompted Los Angeles to leave him off its Opening Day roster and send him to the alternate training site for further development. Manager Dave Roberts suggested the Dodgers have been pleased with the progress the 22-year-old has made of late, with Lux notably taking pitcher Tony Gonsolin deep twice in an intrasquad game Monday. Lux could be at the top of the list for a promotion if the Dodgers require another infielder at some point, though it's unclear if he would immediately unseat Chris Taylor as the club's top option at the keystone.
According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Lux's absence from the 30-man roster is entirely based on his lack of readiness for game action, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. "First of all, there is no conspiracy theory of holding Gavin Lux down, for any other reason besides that we don't feel he's ready right now," Roberts stated Wednesday.
Speculation about service-time considerations tends to pop up when top prospects who have proven themselves in the minors are kept out of the big leagues at the start of the season. The skepticism is arguably more intense with Lux due to the fact that he played a key role on the major-league squad late last season and into the playoffs, leading many to assume that he would be anointed the Dodgers' everyday second baseman for the 2020 campaign. However, Lux missed the beginning of summer camp for undisclosed reasons and didn't start any of the team's three exhibition contests, leading to his move to the Dodgers' alternate training site before the start of the regular season. There's little doubt that Lux will return to the big-league squad at some point in 2020, though substantial playing time is not a given with veteran utilitymen Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez both holding their own to start the campaign.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Sunday that Lux is "getting closer" to receiving a callup from the team's alternate training site, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
After a delayed arrival to summer camp and a slew of lackluster showings in workouts upon reporting, Lux was dispatched to Los Angeles' alternate camp shortly before Opening Day. The demotion was never expected to be a permanent one for Lux, who is beginning to get into a groove at the dish while taking live at-bats daily at the alternate training site, according to Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA. While Lux should eventually be back with the Dodgers and factor into the mix for starts at second base, he could have to settle for more of a part-time role with both Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor off to nice starts to the season.
Lux was optioned by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
In somewhat of a surprising move, the highly talented young infielder won't be part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster. The 22-year-old didn't do a ton in his 23-game debut last season, hitting a modest .240/.305/.400, but he slashed an incredible .392/.478/.719 in 49 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. It's likely that this move was made primarily because Lux wasn't able to report to camp until July 10 for undisclosed reasons. There's still a good chance he fills a major role for the Dodgers this season once he's in game shape.
Lux isn't in the lineup for Monday's exhibition game against the Diamondbacks.
Lux arrived late to camp but was able to participate in intrasquad action following his arrival. However, he hasn't been in the starting lineup for either of the team's two exhibition games ahead of Opening Day on Thursday. It's unclear whether his early absence is preventing his availability, but he may not be the starting second baseman to begin the season, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Chris Taylor started at second base Monday while Enrique Hernandez started at the keystone Sunday.
Lux will participate in Sunday's intrasquad game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Lux missed the first few days of camp, but he's since cleared intake testing and has been back with his teammates for the last two days. He didn't jump straight into intrasquad action, but the fact that he'll play Sunday is certainly a good sign. Whether or not he'll be in game shape for Opening Day against the Giants just 11 days later remains to be seen.
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|2018||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||88||358||64||116||23||7||11||48||43||68||11||7||.324||.396||.520|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||49||199||54||78||18||4||13||39||33||42||3||3||.392||.478||.719|