The Dodgers are starting a 4-game series against the Giants tonight in Los Angeles. The 2 NL West teams will be battling it out for the division lead as San Francisco comes in with a game and a half lead.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they will have to do it without shortstop Gavin Lux. Lux left Sunday’s game grabbing the back on his leg late in the game after grounding a ball to the first base side. He was immediately replaced on defense the following inning.
The Dodgers placed Lux on the 10-day injured list this afternoon calling it a hamstring strain. No word yet on how long he is expected to be out, but they did make a move to keep their bench full. With this series against the Giants, they’ll need all of the help they can get.
The Dodgers are supposed to be getting back Corey Seager eventually, but even that is up in the air. Seager took live at-bats at Dodger Stadium on Monday against Corey Knebel in what should be some of his final steps towards a return to action.
If Seager is able to return over the next few days, the Dodgers shouldn’t miss Lux too drastically. Until then, Chris Taylor will be stuck taking on a heavy load over at shortstop. CT3 is the scheduled starter for Monday night in game 1 of the series.
In his place, the Dodgers added Zach Reks to the roster. Reks was originally with the team in case Max Muncy’s wife went into labor. Muncy will leave the team to be with his family whenever that happens. No word yet on who his replacement would be.