LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers announced earlier today the following transactions:
The Dodgers select infielder Gavin Lux’s contract; the Dodgers re-instate left-handed pitcher Julio Urías from the restricted list and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Oklahoma City.
The corresponding move to add Lux to the 40-man roster is moving infielder Tyler White from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
The Dodgers have selected the contract of IF Gavin Lux, reinstated LHP Julio Urías from the restricted list and recalled RHP Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred IF Tyler White to the 60-day injured list.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 2, 2019
There will have to be one more transaction made in order to fit Urías on the 40-man roster.
Gavin Lux had one of the most impressive seasons for any Dodger prospect during this run of great prospects coming up to the Dodgers. Lux played at both Double-A and Triple-A this season and in over 519 PA, Lux hit a combined .347/.421/.607 with 25 doubles, 8 triples and 26 home runs.
Dave Roberts on planned promotion of Gavin Lux Monday: "This is a performance business. Gavin has earned this opportunity. I think that's plain and simple." #Dodgers will face 3 RH starting pitchers in series v Rockies— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 2, 2019
Just as a comparison, in their last full minor league season before their promotion, 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager hit .293/.344/.487 with 37 doubles and 18 home runs in 538 PA at Tulsa and Oklahoma City in 2015.
Cody Bellinger had over 470 PA at Tulsa and Oklahoma City in 2016 and the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year hit .271/.365/.507 with 17 doubles and 26 home runs. Bellinger then had a great three weeks in 2017 at Oklahoma City where he hit .343/.429./627 with four doubles and five home runs before he joined Los Angeles at the end of April.
Lux is the fourth member of the the Dodgers 2016 draft to debut this season. He joins draft-mates Will Smith, Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin.
In one season, the Dodgers are going to have promoted Will Smith, Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin and now Gavin Lux, who may be the best of them all and will start at second base Monday. The player-development machine in Los Angeles is incredible — and plenty more are on the way.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 2, 2019
Also, Lux is now the fifth first round pick to be on the 2019 active roster. The others being, Will Smith (2016), Walker Buehler (2015), Corey Seager (2012) and Clayton Kershaw (2006).