The Dodgers have missed Gavin Lux this season. Both having him on the field and having him in the dugout daily. The injured shortstop joined the team in Texas as he continued his rehab from a knee injury and subsequent surgery suffered during spring training.
Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic shared an update on Lux this weekend, tweeting that he’s nearing a big next step in his recovery. Running.
Lux advanced to running on a zero gravity treadmill in recent weeks and soon expects to be far enough along from his March 7th operation to add his body weight to the equation.
Earlier in July, the 25-year-old shared on the Dodgers’ pregame broadcast that he’s working toward a potential return this season, but admitted that might be a bit premature. The original projections had him returning and being full strength before spring training in 2024.
In Lux’s absence, the Dodgers have relied on veteran shortstop Miguel Rojas who has filled in nicely at the position.
Lux hit .276 with a career best .745 OPS as the starting second baseman in 2022. Following the departure of Trea Turner in the offseason, Lux entered spring training as the starting shortstop for the first time in his career but suffered a season ending (likely) ACL injury while making an awkward step running the bases.
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