The Dodgers look like they will be without Gavin Lux for the next couple of days. After experiencing some wrist soreness early in the week, Lux was forced to sit out a few games. He was used as a pinch-runner but his role was limited to that.
The Dodgers opted to place Lux on the Injured List today. In his place, they have called up Sheldon Neuse to fill his spot. Neuse will get the start at second base today in San Diego taking on the lefty Blake Snell.
The Dodgers are going to backdate Lux’s IL stint, so he could be back as soon as this weekend. While almost everything else is fine, swinging a bat has been an issue with the sore wrist. Lux was seen taking groundballs in the infield prior to Sunday’s game.
Dave Roberts said that the first day that he is eligible to come off of the IL that they expect him back in the lineup. So the good news is that the Dodgers probably will not be without him for very long. This IL stint is more of a way to get a healthy bat into the lineup and not have a spot held up.
Neuse was acquired from Oakland as part of the deal that sent Adam Kolarek up to the Athletics. He impressed early on in Spring camps and many thought he had a chance to crack the team’s Opening Day roster given that he is a right-handed bat.