It’s a strange time to be a baseball player indeed, as the COVID-19 virus continues to keep things shut down around the county. All around the league, players are having difficulties accessing gyms and equipment to stay in game-ready shape, The Dodgers’ Gavin Lux spent some time from his home in Wisconsin to discuss how he is spending all of the extra time he suddenly has.
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The rookie caught up with SNLA’s own John Hartung.
It’s tough man, especially since like we got so close to the season rolling around…Right now I have a gym I can still work out at. One of my buddies owns it, so he gave me the keys…My uncle’s got a cage that I still can go hit in.
The number one prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system is keeping fans up-to-date with a YouTube channel, but he’s also spending a lot of time exercising his brain. Well, sort of.
There’s only so much you can work out and hit before you know you can’t do it anymore. So I’ve been playing a lot of Call of Duty, a lot of The Show, just to try to pass the time and watch Netflix shows. You try to make the good out of it, at least I’m with my family who I don’t get to see a lot this time of year.
Whatever he’s doing, Lux thankfully has a way to keep working out and to keep hitting in the cage. Most players do not have the luxury of one of those things, let alone both. Lux came up with the Dodgers to make his debut last season, taking over the starting job at second base. He slashed .245/.305/.400 with two home runs in 23 games played.
As of now, Lux is set to become the full-time second baseman whenever the Dodgers’ season can get started. MLB is reportedly working on a plan to get players into camp as early as May.