Update: Lux and the Dodgers got the worst outcome news for the shortstop’s knee injury. He has torn his ACL and is expected to miss the entire 2023 season. In the short term, Los Angeles is expected to play Miguel Rojas at short but have plenty of time to get a deal done before Opening Day if they choose.
Gavin Lux has suffered a torn ACL, manager Dave Roberts just said, that is expected to keep Lux out for the season— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) February 28, 2023
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux suffered a knee injury running the basepaths in a spring training game, going down after an awkward motion while on his way to third base. He had to be carted off the field and couldn’t put any pressure on his leg, which is not a good sign in the moment.
Gavin Lux has been carted off the field after sustaining an injury running into third base. pic.twitter.com/Glh5Z7jFEh— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) February 27, 2023
Lux was a solid contributor for LA last year, hitting .276 with six home runs and 42 RBI in 421 at-bats. He’s expected to be a prominent factor in the lineup again this year, unless this injury keeps him sidelined for a while.
The Dodgers are taking a lot of hits in the infield on the injury front, with Lux, Miguel Rojas and Miguel Vargas all on the day-to-day list. Veteran Chris Taylor could potentially thrown into an infield role if Lux’s prognosis isn’t good, which will have ramifications for the Dodgers in the outfield.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Dodgers are +850 to win the 2023 World Series.