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Dodgers select Wisconsin high school shortstop Gavin Lux with first-round pick

Dodgers select Wisconsin high school shortstop Gavin Lux with first-round pick

With four choices in the top 65 picks in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft, the Dodgers selected a shortstop and a catcher with solid defensive reputations and a pair of pitchers with Tommy John surgery in their past. 

The team chose shortstop Gavin Lux, an 18-year-old from Indian Trail Academy in Kenosha, Wis., with the 20th pick. They followed that up with University of Louisville catcher Will Smith at No. 32 and Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Justin Sheffield at No. 36. To wrap up the day, the team picked Santa Clara right-hander Mitchell White at No. 65. 

Lux has committed to Arizona State, but he sounded enthusiastic about signing with the...

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