Dodgers will reportedly promote top prospect Gavin Lux on Monday

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 25: Gavin Lux #81 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up before the MLB spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch on February 25, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 25: Gavin Lux #81 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up before the MLB spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch on February 25, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The Dodgers will finally promote their top prospect Gavin Lux on Monday.  Lux could help give the struggling offense a much needed jolt.

For the Dodgers, promoting Gavin Lux became a matter of when not if.  The “when” will happen Monday as the Dodgers will reportedly promote Gavin Lux who if given the opportunity could provide a tremendous boost to the struggling offense.  Given Max Muncy’s injury, there is no better time than now to see what Lux can do.

While the Dodgers have considered promoting Lux solely to observe, the chances of that are much slimmer now that Max Muncy has a crack in his wrist.  While Max should be back in the regular season, it wouldn’t hurt the blue to give Gavin Lux an extended look at second base in case they need to replace Muncy’s bat in the postseason.

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Even if Muncy returns as expected, the Dodger offense needs a spark right now.  The Atlanta Braves are making things interesting in the race for home field in the National League.  If the Dodgers want home field throughout the postseason and a possible World Series, then they really need to turn on the jets in September.

Gavin Lux has been with the Oklahoma City Dodgers for 49 games and he has hit the cover off the ball posting a triple slash line of .392/.478/.719 with 13 home runs.  In his other 64 games this season, he was with the Tulsa Drillers and also hit 13 home runs while slugging .521.  It will be interesting to see if Lux can force his way into the starting lineup like Will Smith did earlier this season.

Defensively, Gavin remains a work in progress although he has shown improvement this season at shortstop and second base.  In 2018, Lux committed 27 errors and this season he has committed  13 errors, slashing that total in half so far.  At second base, where he would play with the Dodgers, Lux has made just one error in 19 games.

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While it remains unlikely that Lux is on the postseason roster, it will be fun to see glimpse of the future as Gavin could open the 2020 season as the club’s starting second baseman.

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