Gavin Lux reported to Dodgers camp on Friday, after missing the first seven workouts at Dodger Stadium.
He was originally slated to play in Friday’s intrasquad game, but Dave Roberts told reporters Lux would instead get a few days’ worth of workouts before playing in an intrasquad game.
Lux was among the several players missing from the club’s summer camp over the first week, all for reasons the club could not disclose. In addition to Lux, Tony Gonsolin reported to camp on Wednesday after missing five workouts. Gonsolin is at least nominally still in the running for the fifth starter spot along with Ross Stripling and Dustin May, but the time missed will certainly cost him.
“Anything is possible,” manager Dave Roberts said on a Zoom call Friday. “Really we’re looking at what has transpired over the last couple to three weeks for Tony specifically, we’re going to build him up as much as we can. But he’s certainly behind other guys that have built up to five innings.”
With Lux and Gonsolin now in camp, that leaves five Dodgers on the 40-man roster who have yet to report — Kenley Jansen, A.J. Pollock, Pedro Baez, Scott Alexander, and Keibert Ruiz. In addition, three minor leaguers — Edwin Uceta, Cody Thomas, and Zach Reks — were placed on the injured list earlier this week, also for undisclosed reasons.
Roberts said he’s hopeful a few of these players will be in camp in the next few days.
The Dodgers added seven players Friday to their player pool, including their first two 2020 draft picks, Bobby Miller and Landon Knack. They also added catcher Carson Taylor, their fourth-round pick, meaning their top five picks this year are in the player pool, along with 2019 supplemental first-round pick Michael Busch, an infielder.
Outfielder Anthony Garcia was added to the player pool, and is expected to play in Friday’s intrasquad game. Right-hander Edubray Ramos, like Garcia a non-roster invitee in spring training, was also added, as was 2019 third-round pick, pitcher Ryan Pepiot.
These additions put the Dodgers’ player pool at exactly 60 players.
The Dodgers also said Friday that all remaining intrasquad games would be televised by SportsNet LA and also streamed on the team’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.