Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Suffers Torn ACL; Out For Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers' worst possible fears have been confirmed.

Shortstop Gavin Lux is out for the 2023 season after suffering a torn ACL in Monday's Cactus League Game against the San Diego Padres.

Just brutal news for the Dodgers and Lux, who was slated to be the team's starting shortstop this season after the departure of Trea Turner this offseason.

"Gavin is obviously crushed," manager Dave Roberts said. "It's a huge blow." 

While running towards third base, Lux's right knee buckled awkwardly as he attempted to avoid a throw, resulting in a serious leg injury, with damage to both his ACL and LCL, that will require full surgical repair.

The team has not yet announced their long-term plans to fill the void, but for now, Miguel Rojas, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in January, looks like the best bet to take over as the starting shortstop for the Dodgers at the start of the regular season.

Last season, Lux posted a solid .276/.346/.399 triple-slash line, six home runs, 42 RBIs, seven stolen bases and 66 runs scored over 129 games. He also tacked on a league-leading seven triples.

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