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Dodgers Shortstop Gavin Lux Wants to ‘Be Like Freddie’ Freeman, Play Every Day in 2024

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux is getting his feet under him. Lux has appeared in four of the Dodgers’ seven Cactus League games this spring training and looks good.

Lux is looking to make up for lost time. Although his numbers aren’t up to par yet, he feels like he’s back to where he needs to be. When he eventually gets back to 100 percent, he’s adamant about wanting to be an everyday shortstop.

The 26-year-old spoke with SportsNet LA’s Kirsten Watson on Monday. Lux said he wants to be an everyday-type player, similar to his fellow infielder and MVP teammate, Freddie Freeman.

“Hopefully Doc runs me out at shortstop as much as I physically can. The whole goal is to try to play everyday and be like Freddie out there and be a pain in the you-know-what to take out of the lineup. My whole goal is to try to play as much as I possibly can.”

— Gavin Lux, via Sports Net LA

It’s contagious when you see star players wanting to be out there every day. That’s the type of effect Freeman is having on his teammates.

In four spring training games, Lux has appeared in two games at shortstop and two as a designated hitter.

It’s still very early, but his numbers suggest his timing at the plate isn’t all the way back. He’s currently slashing .273/.333/.273 with a .606 OPS. Sooner or later, Lux should look like the everyday player the Dodgers remember from 2022.

There are plenty of games left in spring training for Lux to show he will be fine at shortstop. It’s going to be a process; all it takes is consistency.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


  1. If Lux wants to be an everyday shortstop he needs to focus on the fundamentals,. foot work and keeping his eyes on the ball. So far he has had two balls hot to him and he has bungled both leading to errors. He needs to quit being so casual out there and realize he has to earn his position; It just won’t be given to him. He has the rest of the spring to show the Dodgers he can do it. We don’t need Shortstop being the weakest link!

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