Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux, who was carted off the field after getting hurt running the bases on Monday, was due to undergo an MRI exam on his right knee, according to Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts.
In the sixth inning of a spring training game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz., Lux singled and moved to second base when Steven Duggar walked. Luke Williams hit a grounder to third, and Lux got hurt as he got out of the way of the throw to second base.
Lux felt a pop on the outer part of his knee, he told Roberts.
“As a player, you’re thinking the worst,” Roberts said. “But we don’t know a whole lot right now. I think right now we’re just hoping it’s more benign and not anything substantial.”
Looking forward, Roberts added, “Obviously a guy that you’re expected to start at shortstop, for him to miss any time is not good. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions yet until we get the testing results, but it’s really unfortunate, because Gavin has done a lot to get ready for this spring and this season.”
Lux, 25, played a career-high 129 games last season, hitting a career-best .276 while leading the National League with seven triples and adding six homers and 42 RBIs.
After serving as the Dodgers’ primary second baseman last year, he was penciled in as the shortstop this year.
In parts of four major league seasons, all with the Dodgers, Lux has a career .253 average, .329 on-base percentage, .383 slugging percentage, 18 homers and 105 RBIs in 273 games.
–Field Level Media