The Dodgers are making some moves ahead of the trade deadline this week, though none outside of the organization. After he made his big league debut on Friday, Mitch White was optioned by the team back to the alternate location/taxi squad.
The move was made by the Dodgers in order to recall Gavin Lux back from the taxi squad. Lux made an appearance during Thursday’s doubleheader as the 29th man added to the roster. He struck out twice in his one game and was optioned after the game as Dave Roberts had previously said would happen.
The #Dodgers have recalled infielder Gavin Lux and optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch White.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 29, 2020
The Dodgers have been without a true starting second baseman for the whole season. Hernandez and Taylor have rotated starts mostly, with Max Muncy also mixing in to get at-bats as well. It’s not yet clear how the team plans to utilize Lux moving forward. He recently crushed a pair of homeruns in a taxi squad game, causing fans to wonder why he already wasn’t up on the big league team.
The Dodgers will play two more games in Texas this weekend before heading back home to Los Angeles. They will then play a six-game homestand against the Rockies and Diamondbacks before hitting the road again.
The Dodgers dropped the first game of their series against the Rangers on Friday night.