Dodgers expect long absence for shortstop Gavin Lux

Feb 27, 2023; Peoria, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux against the San Diego Padres during a spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers expect to be without shortstop Gavin Lux for an extended period of time, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Lux was carted off the field Monday after injuring his right knee running the bases in a spring training game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz.

Lux, 25, had an MRI on Monday. The Dodgers have not yet released the results, but a team source gave ESPN a discouraging report on Tuesday morning: “It is bad.”

Expected to be the Dodgers’ starting shortstop this season, Lux played a career-high 129 games last season mostly at second base. He batted a career-high .276 with a National League-leading seven triples and 42 RBIs.

In parts of four major league seasons with the Dodgers, Lux owns a career .253 average, .329 on-base percentage, .383 slugging percentage, 18 homers and 105 RBIs in 273 games.

–Field Level Media

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