The Los Angeles Dodgers were dealt a significant blow on Monday afternoon when Gavin Lux tore his ACL on a freak play during their game against the San Diego Padres.
Lux was in line to claim the starting shortstop job, but is now out for the season.
The Dodgers are understandably shaken by the recent events and are disappointed to have lost one of their key contributors.
Freddie Freeman, who was signed last year, was asked about what the Dodgers need to do in order to move on from Lux’s injury.
He responded by saying that there’s no need to move on from it right now, and that now is a good time for the team to sit with their feelings on the matter.
#Dodgers Freddie Freeman on moving on from Gavin Lux injury: "There’s no need to move on right now. That’s the thing. … It’s okay to be in your feelings today and tomorrow and the next day."
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 28, 2023
Understandably, it’s going to be hard to console Dodgers fans after this incident.
It was a freak play that caused a significant injury, which made for a very unpleasant sight.
The Dodgers are obviously still shaken by what took place and are going to need some time to recover from it.
Fortunately, it is still spring training and the Dodgers have time to assess their options.
Miguel Rojas and Chris Taylor figure to be the best internal options to take over the position, but super utilityman Jurickson Profar is still unsigned and could be of use to them.
Jose Iglesias is also still a free agent and could have a fit with the team.
For now, the Dodgers are reeling and are going to need to adjust accordingly.NEXT: Dodgers Fan Perfectly Sums Up The Gavin Lux Situation