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Dodgers News: Team Considering New Position For Gavin Lux

Dave Roberts says Lux will appear ‘on the grass’ in 2020.

Recently, the Los Angeles Dodgers were reported to be rebuking teams on asking for prize youngster Gavin Lux. Therefore, the question becomes what do the Dodgers do moving forward with all the infielders they will have if no trade is made, and they sign an Anthony Rendon for the hot corner.

Now, recall this ‘log-jam’ scenario presented by Jon Heyman if the Dodgers were to sign said marquee third baseman.

Finally, consider the big bit of news this post is based upon. Notably on Tuesday, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that the team is considering Lux as an outfielder for the upcoming season.

In addition, Roberts tells Pedro Moura that we could see Lux ‘on the grass’ in 2020 for the Dodgers. Of course in manager-speak – this would mean trying Lux’s versatility at an outfield position – presumably in left-field.

Altogether, the Dodgers seem to feel confident in the versatility of their players. Right now between Justin Turner, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, and the other cast of characters like Chris Taylor and Kikè Hernandez; the Dodgers holster a lot of ‘swiss army knife’ type players who can play all over the place.


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For the time being, it sounds like Lux is in consideration to join that mix of players. Already thought to be a valuable offensive player in the future, Lux adding multiple-position versatility would positively impact his value if he can pull off adequate play in the outfield.

Finally, with talk of moving Lux to the outfield and plans involving A.J. Pollock in the works; where does this leave Joc Pederson?

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Lux is the Dodgers big trading chip. Yes you could put him in left field, but he will still be a left handed hitter in a lefty heavy batting order. Other teams are interested in him because they have a need for a left handed hitting infielder. This is how trades are made. Each team hopefully benefits from getting a player that fills an actual need. Regardless of how good Lux is, the Dodgers (with Rendon or another right handed hitting third basemen) just don’t need Lux. Why not trade him for a pitcher or a guy like Mookie Betts. Go ahead and keep saying you’ll never trade. But you really don’t have a spot for him. Other teams do.

    • Lux moving to the OF could open up a Pederson trade with Lux/Pollock platooning in LF. Lux could also be able to rotate in the infield. He would be another KiKe and Taylor. If they were going to trade Lux, I wouldn’t want them to trade him for one year of Betts, but agree a pitcher, preferably a starter would be nice. What pitcher do you think the Dodgers could get for Lux?

      • You just identified a real problem with this “Lux in the OF” idea. The Dodgers already have 2 of these guys in Taylor and Hernandez. So, which of these 3 guys rarely plays or ends up as part of a trade? Can Lux play all 3 OF positions like the other 2? Which of the 3 will strike out in what seems like a couple of times every game they are in (see: CT3 and Kiki)? Who is the defensive liability? Lots more questions to be answered, IMHO.

      • FDR, it would have to be a front line pitcher but as Dodger106Wsays, Lux in the OF does not solve a very unbalanced lineup with too many LHB. If they cannot figure this out, well I give up. No use for me to try and make sense of what this team is doing or thinking and Roberts is full of ‘you know what’ when he says Dodgers are ‘all in’ on everyone

  2. And then we wonder why the offense is somewhat inconsistent when it matters the most. More shuffling around, doing these same things over and over expecting better results.. it’s getting old and you mark my words here…if Roberts and Dodgers decide to push lux into an already crowded OF look for Lux and others to suffer offensively while these stupid moves take place. This is absolutely insane and ridiculous!

  3. Ha, lets see if the Dodgers do get the third baseman…if they do keep Lux play him on Muncy’s day off and give him some AB’s off of the bench….or send him down until June and get a extra year of control….and you have the perfect reason….(unlike the Cubs and their third sacker)

    But why worry, Dodgers will under bid on Randon….and say”See we offered this and he wanted that”

  4. PLEASE GET SOMEONE 4 LUX. IF YOU LET KIKI OR CT GO THEY BECOME STARS AN LUX IS A BUST. LINDOR GOOD MOVE STILL SAVES MOST OF YOUR LINE UP. GET PITCHERS U NEED. RYU AND BOMGAR .BOMB COULD REALLY SHAKE UP THE CLUB. HE COULD PUT SOME BIG HEART BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS. ???

  5. Seriously, do any of you guys think Lux is the answer? The Dodgers in the past have had what 4 rookies of the year back to back? What championship did that bring? Now, the org is spinning the same mentality that these rookies are going to lead us to the promised land “Eventually” This FO and org are nothing more than liars and cheats. They have B.S.’d their way right into oblivion with my trust. The 2nd richest market in Pro sports won’t spend anything for us, WE THE Fans! This org is run like a bunch of Socialists….Tax the fans into oblivion, promising top notch care! and never delivering, always making us wait for a appt. with the Trophy! It’s all B.S.

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