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Dodgers activate Gavin Lux, place David Price on injured list

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Santana activated, White recalled, Peters & Cleavinger optioned

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Dodgers activated infielder Gavin Lux off the injured list on Monday after missing nine games with a sore right wrist. But they also lost pitcher David Price to a hamstring injury, suffered Sunday night.

The plan was for Price to pitch multiple innings on Sunday against the Padres, starting the seventh with a 7-1 lead. But once he allowed two runs on three hits his day was done after just one frame.

“He was going to finish that inning, and that was going to be it for him regardless, but we just learned there’s a hamstring strain,” manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday’s game. “We’re not sure which hamstring, so we’ll see tomorrow once we evaluate him.”

It is a Grade 2 right hamstring strain for Price.

“The floor is a few weeks,” Roberts said Monday. “The nice thing is he can still keep his arm moving.”

Dodgers-Reds lineups

Pos Reds Pos Dodgers
Pos Reds Pos Dodgers
1B Blandino RF Betts
LF Winker (L) SS Seager (L)
RF Castellanos CF Taylor
SS Suarez 1B Muncy (L)
CF Senzel C Smith
C Stephenson LF Raley (L)
2B India 2B Lux (L)
3B Farmer 3B Rios (L)
P Mahle P Urías (L)

Lux spent the weekend getting at-bats in games at the Dodgers alternate training site in Arizona. He started 11 of the team’s first 12 games this season before getting scratched from the lineup with wrist soreness on April 15, a game in which he pinch ran.

He’s 9-for-41 with two triples and two walks so far this season, hitting .220/.244/.317.

The Dodgers also activated pitcher Dennis Santana from the COVID-19-related injured list. He missed two games after not feeling well, following a vaccination shot, and the COVID-19-related IL does not have the requirement to miss 10 days.

Outfielder DJ Peters was optioned after playing in all three games in which he was active, including his major league debut on Friday night in front of several friends and family. Peters, who started in center field Saturday and played the other two games as a reserve, was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

In another addition to the bullpen, Mitch White was recalled and Garrett Cleavinger was optioned. Cleavinger pitched the 11th inning on Sunday.