April 12, 2021

Gavin Lux could determine Dodgers’ Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts fate (New York Post)

The Dodgers’ offseason splash may still be coming.

The team remains in trade talks with the Indians for Francisco Lindor and the Red Sox for Mookie Betts. According to MLB.com, Betts is currently seen as the more likely option for Los Angeles because Boston is not currently insisting on getting back stud middle infield prospect Gavin Lux. The Indians see Lux as the centerpiece of any deal with the Dodgers that includes Lindor.

Lux, 22, has been rocketing up the Dodgers’ system, crushing minor-league pitching until he reached the majors at the end of last season. Lux hit .240 after being called up in early September as the Dodgers used him at second base. Lux, who played shortstop in the minors, is among the favorites for NL Rookie of the Year for the 2020 season. That’s assuming he is in the National League.

Why would the Red Sox not demand Lux?

The report states that the Red Sox could see this as an opportunity to unload the three years and $96 million left owed to veteran starter David Price by packaging him with Betts. Boston would then likely ask for a young starting pitcher such as Dustin May or Tony Gonsolin in return.

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