Gavin Lux stopped by Dodger Talk with David Vassegh for AM 570 on Friday and discussed a range of topics from growing up in Wisconsin to building strength in the minor leagues, to seeing his name pop up in trade rumors this off-season.
Lux admitted that although he views teams asking for him as a compliment, he avoids looking at the outside noise.
“I try to stay off and not look too much at the hot stove,” Lux told Vassegh. “But you take it as a compliment that you want to be wanted. It doesn’t affect me personally and you can’t worry about it.”
Lux has appeared constantly in trade rumors this offseason, most recently a hypothetical Mookie Betts trade to the Red Sox. He was also previously linked to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Francisco Lindor, a deal that seems less likely after the team dealt Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers.
Vassegh notes that it seems almost every team that has engaged in trade talks with the Dodgers have asked for Lux, no matter if it’s Betts, Lindor, or “the 30th guy on the roster.”
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The 22-year-old infielder is in high demand, and teams clearly see the potential he has flashed both in the minor leagues and in 23 games for the Dodgers in 2019. It speaks volumes what Andrew Friedman sees in Lux considering he hasn’t dealt him for a big-name all-star.