LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Gavin Lux, reinstated left-handed pitcher Julio Urías from the restricted list and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred infielder
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Gavin Lux, reinstated left-handed pitcher Julio Urías from the restricted list and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred infielder Tyler White to the 60-day injured list.
Lux, 21, is expected to make his Major League debut tonight against the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers first round selection (20th overall) in the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Indian Trail High School (Wi.) has hit .347 (159-for-458) with 26 homers and 76 RBI in 113 combined games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 49 games at the Triple-A level, the infielder has clubbed 13 homers and driven in 39 while slashing .392/.478/.719. He was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for the month of July after hitting .435 (40-for-92) with eight doubles, four triples, seven homers and 26 RBI. The Kenosha, WI native led the league in batting average (.435), on-base percentage (.519), and OPS (1.356) while also tying for the league lead in runs scored (29) and triples (4) during the month of July. He was selected to the Texas League All-Star Game and appeared in the 2019 Sirius XM MLB Futures Game.
Urías, 23, returns after serving his 20-game suspension mandated by Major League Baseball. On the season, the left-hander is 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA (19 ER/64.2 IP) and 66 strikeouts in 26 games (six starts). In parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Urías is 9-7 with a 3.30 ERA (62 ER/169.0 IP) and 168 strikeouts.
Sborz, 25, was recalled for the fifth time this season. He has appeared in two games for the Dodgers this season, allowing six runs on six hits in 3.0 innings of work. In 46 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, he is 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA (26 ER/50.0 IP) and 68 strikeouts. In five minor league seasons with the Dodgers, he is combined 24-20 with a 3.53 ERA (144 ER/366.1 IP) and 370 strikeouts.
White, 28, was originally placed on the injured list with a right lat strain on August 13. He appeared in 12 games for the Dodgers, recording two runs and two RBI. In 83 combined games, he batted .208 (50-for-240) with three homers and 23 RBI. In parts of four Major League seasons, the former Western Carolina Catamount has amassed 26 homers and 103 RBI in 257 games.