Dodgers activate Gavin Lux, add Evan Phillips

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers added right-handed pitcher Evan Phillips to the 26-man roster, activated infielder Gavin Lux from the IL and optioned right-handed pitchers Andre Jackson and Conner Greene.

 

Lux, 23, returns after being placed on the injured list on July 19 with a left hamstring strain. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .227 (63-for-278) with six homers and 37 RBI in 82 games this season. In parts of three seasons with the Dodgers, the Kenosha, WI native is batting .221 with 11 homers and 54 RBI. The 2019 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year had a banner campaign in his last minor league campaign, hitting .347 with 26 homers and 76 RBI in 113 games split between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He was originally drafted in the 2016 First Year Player Draft out Indian Trail High School with the 20th overall pick in the draft.

 

Phillips, 26, is added to the roster after being acquired through waivers yesterday. He has appeared in one game this season, tossing 3.0 innings of one run baseball for his first career save on Friday night for the Rays. He has spent parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues, going a combined 1-3 with a 7.26 ERA (46 ER/57.0 IP) and 70 strikeouts for Atlanta (2018), Baltimore (2018-2020) and Tampa Bay (2021). In his minor league career, he is 19-20 with a 3.76 ERA and 306 strikeouts in 187 games. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the 17th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of UNC Wilmington.

 

Jackson, 25, made his Major League debut last night, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts. The Arizona native has split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City and is a combined 5-2 with a 3.28 ERA (26 ER/71.1 IP) and 81 strikeouts. Since being promoted to Triple-A, he is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA and six strikeouts in 8.0 innings. The former 12th round pick of the 2017 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Utah is a combined 15-9 with a 3.40 ERA (96 ER/254.0 IP) and 298 strikeouts in 60 minor league games.

 

Greene, 26, appeared in two games with the Dodgers, tossing 2.0 scoreless frames with two strikeouts. On the season, he is 0-0 with a 9.53 ERA (6 ER/5.2 IP) with seven strikeouts in five games. He made his Major League debut on July 27 against the Marlins, tossing 2.0 IP with two strikeouts. In 10 minor league seasons, he is a combined 40-48 with a 4.34 ERA (352 ER/729.2 IP) and 569 strikeouts. The Santa Monica, CA native was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft out of Santa Monica High School.