Dodgers fans have been patiently waiting and hoping for the arrival of Gavin Lux to the big league team. After a poor Summer Camp showing in which he arrived very late, the organization decided to keep him at the alternate location.
But lately, Lux has started to come back into the conversation for the Dodgers. He appeared in a televised taxi squad game yesterday cranking two bombs in the process. His performance also comes at a time when the Dodgers are struggling for offense at second base. Hitters are slashing just .217/.297/.358 in that spot so far, one of the least productive positions on the team.
Speaking with media on Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that a move might be coming. Roberts also confirmed that Lux is traveling on the team’s taxi squad this week.
Obviously, he was facing a good arm in Tony and hitting a homer off the fastball and one off the change-up. Gavin is and has been in a good place…His being recalled seems like it’s a very good possibility at some point.
Adding Lux back into the mix of things could prove to be good for the team for many reasons. Mainly, it gives Chris Taylor the opportunity to fill in elsewhere and give guys days off more often. Hernandez could also mix in at second base against left-handed pitching to give Lux a breather for the Dodgers.
In 23 games last season, Lux hit .240 with a pair of homeruns for the Dodgers. His September callup was so good that he ended up earning a few playoff at-bats. Lux homered in the Division Series in which Los Angeles was knocked out by the Nationals. He arrived late to Summer Camp, but was unwilling to reveal why that was to media.