The weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds is here, and it seems that Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux has had a lot of attention after being scratched from the lineup a few minutes before first pitch on Friday. It turns that he sustained a right forearm injury the hard way.
Gavin Lux was scratched from the #dodgers lineup.
Matt Beaty will start in LF.
— Brook Smith (@brookme3) September 17, 2021
Well, it turns out Lux had a mishap with a pitching machine and will not be starting this weekend.
Dave Roberts went into detail after Friday nights game and explained what is next for Lux:
I don’t know how it happened, it was a pitching machine, ball kind of got away, I guess, and got him pretty good in the forearm. X-rays, we took during the game, negative, which is certainly a positive. I’ll have him down again tomorrow and Sunday. The hope is he will be available off the bench in some capacity tomorrow and Sunday as well.
Good news from Doc after the game with confirmation that it is just a forearm contusion. However, Lux will not start this weekend, but the goal is to keep him close just in case the Dodgers need him.
With the Dodgers loss tonight, keeping Lux healthy is definitely a plus. Lux has been a big part of this team, especially with the Dodgers roster getting hit hard with injuries.
On the bright side, there is no serious damage to Lux, and he should be back in the lineup in no time.