The Los Angeles Dodgers have added outfielder Jason Heyward to their opening day roster, signing him to a minor league deal. Heyward was released by the Chicago Cubs in November and signed with the Dodgers in December. Heyward played in 19 spring training games, starting 17, and will join an outfield mix that includes Mookie Betts and David Peralta. To make room on the 40-man roster, Gavin Lux was placed on the 60-day injured list after tearing his ACL and spraining his LCL in his right knee running the bases on February 27. Lux played mostly second base in the majors, but was back at shortstop this year.
Heyward ready to prove his worth with the Dodgers
After two down, injury-plagued years with the Cubs, outfielder Jason Heyward is looking to prove his worth with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Heyward signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in December and made the opening day roster as a non-roster invitee. Heyward played in 19 spring training games, hitting .200/.273/.360 with two home runs and two doubles. With a new opportunity in Los Angeles, Heyward is ready to make an impact in the outfield mix that includes Mookie Betts and David Peralta.
Gavin Lux out for the season with knee injury
Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux will miss the entire 2023 season after tearing his ACL and spraining his LCL in his right knee while running the bases in February. Lux was placed on the 60-day injured list to make room for outfielder Jason Heyward on the 40-man roster. Lux played mostly second base in the majors, but was back at his original position of shortstop this year. With Corey Seager and Trea Turner each signing $300-million-plus free-agent contracts in the last two offseasons, Lux had a chance to make an impact at shortstop for the Dodgers this season, but his injury will sideline him for the year.