MLB news: Key injuries for Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays

With injuries to key players for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays, there is the unfortunate side of MLB news that must be reported in the early stages of spring training.

Los Angeles Dodgers injury news: Gavin Lux leaves game on cart

The Dodgers have reportedly had plenty of plans for the versatile 25-year-old Lux this season, but those plans appear to be on hold at the moment after Lux suffered an injury to his right knee running to third base during Monday’s 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Lux “heard a pop” and that he was on his way to get an MRI on his knee to clarify exactly what happened and what it means for Lux and the Dodgers. Lux is listed as the starting shortstop for the Dodgers according to FanGraphs, and shortstop Miguel Rojas, who was acquired by Los Angeles in a trade this offseason, left Sunday’s game with a leg cramp and did not play on Monday.

We will update this story when MRI results come in for Lux.

UPDATE: Early results do not look good.

Tampa Bay Rays injury news: Tyler Glasnow to miss time

Tyler Glasnow’s issues with injuries continued on Monday when it was announced that he would miss time with an oblique injury suffered while he was throwing live batting practice for the Rays. According to reports, Glasnow threw just six pitches before leaving the mound.

Since being acquired by the Rays in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2018, Glasnow has made just 50 starts. However, when he has been able to pitch, he has been effective, recording a 3.05 ERA/3.18 FIP/0.999 WHIP in 268.1 innings.

Exactly how long Glasnow will miss with the oblique injury is unknown at this time. We will update this with more information when it becomes available.

UPDATE: Rays manager Kevin Cash expects Glasnow to miss the start of the regular season.