Seth Lugo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1989 (33)
- Centenary College of Louisiana
Seth Lugo Season Stats
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Seth Lugo News
According to a tweet from The New York Post's Jon Heyman on Monday morning, the San Diego Padres are reportedly finalizing a deal with free-agent pitcher Seth Lugo. The 33-year-old right-hander pitched to a 3.60 ERA and a 3.76 FIP in 62 appearances for the New York Mets last season. Pitching exclusively as a relief pitcher, the veteran logged 65 innings during the 2022 campaign. In those 65 innings, he registered 69 strikeouts to go along with 18 walks, three saves and 16 holds. According to The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya, Lugo's deal is for two years and $15 million and includes a second-year player option. He'll have a chance to start for the Friars, which is what he was looking for on the open market. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals were also interested in him.
The Philadelphia Phillies are showing interest in free-agent right-hander Seth Lugo, but likely as a relief pitcher. Lugo prefers to start and has received a lot of interest this offseason for a rotation spot, with the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals among his other suitors. The 33-year-old veteran was very solid for the New York Mets the last two years strictly as a reliever, posting a 3.56 ERA (3.77 FIP), a 1.22 WHIP, four saves and 124 strikeouts in 111 1/3 innings over 108 appearances out of the bullpen. Lugo wouldn't be a closing candidate in a revamped Phillies bullpen if he lands there. The best guess is that he's holding out for a starting gig elsewhere. He has made 38 career starts in seven major-league seasons, with his most recent start coming back in 2020.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals are pursuing free-agent right-hander Seth Lugo. He's likely to be given a chance to start in 2023 and has flexibility to pitch in relief as well. The Nationals just signed swingman Trevor Williams on Friday, but they could also add Lugo to give them additional pitching depth. Lugo, 33, has served as an effective swingman for the New York Mets for the last seven seasons, and he went 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA (3.76 FIP), a 1.17 WHIP, three saves and a 69:18 K:BB in 65 innings over 62 relief appearances in 2022. He hasn't been as effective in recent seasons as he was in 2019, but he's very useful for his ability to start and pitch in relief.