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Dodgers Place Gavin Lux on the IL, Call Up Sheldon Neuse to Start Today

Some moves happening for the Dodgers this afternoon.



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.

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Too bad Lux’s progress is interrupted. Neuse’s been doing well in AAA, I thought they would send Rios down to get more consistent AB’s and bring up Neuse. Lux’s wrist gave them an option.
    The team’s doing well. Here’s hoping Santana stays around a while.

  2. Why is Roberts not interested in winning all games, How do you use a pitcher who has not pitched in a game since the WS. Has not had a winter program or spring training. So you start him in a high pressure situation against SAN DIEGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF??

  3. Michael: Agree completely…that (in my view) was not the way/place/time to bring back that pitcher. He should have pitched first in a couple of minor league games (not possible right now) or, at minimum, first be brought into a game where we were well ahead for the first two times in the majors this year. If his confidence is now blown, we can only blame the management. Bonehead move would be my response.

    • I agree somewhat, but he did explain that he didn’t feel the other relievers were fresh enough. Most had played in the prior 4 or 5 days. Better option would have been to keep Bauer in for another inning. Hindsight is always 20/20 though. Graterol is a pro, he should have handled business regardless and didn’t. It’s more his fault than Robert’s.

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