Dodgers recall IF Gavin Lux

RHP Mitch White optioned

August 29th, 2020

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder Gavin Lux and optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch White.

Lux, 22, returns to the Dodgers after making his season debut on Thursday, going 0-for-3 against the Giants in Game 2 of the doubleheader. He played in 23 games for the Dodgers in 2019, batting .240 (18-for-75) with two homers and nine RBI. Prior to joining the Dodgers, the Kenosha, WI native split time between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting a combined .347 (159-for-523) with 26 homers and 76 RBI in 113 games. He was named the 2019 Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year by the Dodgers organization, as well as the 2019 Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America after the season. He has been with the Dodgers organization since being drafted in the first round (20th overall) of the 2016 First Year Player Draft from Indian Trail High School.

White, 25, made his Major League debut last night against the Rangers, tossing a scoreless inning in the Dodgers’ 6-2 loss. The San Jose, CA native has been with the Dodgers organization for four seasons, across five different levels, posting a 14-15 record with a 3.97 ERA (130 ER/294.2 IP) and 311 strikeouts. Last season, he split the campaign between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going a combined 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA (53 ER/93.2 IP) and 105 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Santa Clara University.