The Dodgers on Monday placed middle infielder Gavin Lux on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, one day after he left Sunday’s game in the ninth inning, hurt while running to first base on a ground ball.
Dave Roberts after Sunday’s game said Lux would miss at least a few days, and that Lux would get an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles.
“From what I understand, it’s kind of in a cramp, strain-ish, mild strain category, We’ll know more tomorrow,” Roberts said Sunday in Colorado. “Regardless, I see at least a couple days, he’ll be down. We’ll make a decision outside of that tomorrow.”
Zach Reks, who was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, rejoined the team Saturday in Denver to be on the taxi squad, ready at a moment’s notice if Max Muncy had to leave to be with his wife Kellie, who is expecting their first child.
Reks was recalled on Monday to take Lux’s place on the roster.
Reks has been the Dodgers’ preferred outfielder to make back-and-forth trips between Triple-A and the majors over the last month. He was called up for one day on June 21 to make his major league debut, then hit three home runs in 10 games for Oklahoma City before getting called up to play the final two games before the All-Star break in reserve.
The Dodgers optioned Reks on Friday to make room for recently-claimed reliever Jimmie Sherfy, and Reks promptly hit a home run out of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City that night.
This one left Chickasaw Bricktown Park Completely!— Birdman Bats (@birdmanbats) July 17, 2021
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The addition of Reks also adds an outfielder while rightfielder Mookie Betts deals with right hip irritation that caused him to leave a four-hit game on Saturday night, an injury that has been lingering for some time. Betts did not play on Sunday.
Betts is back in the Dodgers lineup on Monday.