MLB News: Padres and Red Sox ‘give eye’ to former Mets right-handed pitcher, of Puerto Rican roots

The veteran right-hander with Puerto Rican roots, Seth Lugo, has aroused severe interest as a starting pitcher and working as such is also Lugo’s preference, being the San Diego Padres one of several teams interested in him. Boston Red Sox They are also expressing interest in Lugo.

It’s been a while since Lugo has been tested in a rotation role for more than a brief stretch. The career record for starts as a starter in a major league season is 18, which returned in 2017. Since then, he’s been working primarily out of the bullpen, serving as an effective reliever for the New York Mets:

In 278 career games, only 38 of them have been starts, but Lugo has a career 3.48 ERA, 24.8% strikeout rate, 6.7% walk rate and 44.1% ground ball rate. He’s fared much better out of the bullpen, as his ERA is 2.91 there, while he’s 4.35 as a starter, with more strikeouts as a reliever.

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Despite that split, as mentioned, it’s been quite a while since Lugo received an extended stretch in the rotation. That means most of those stats come from Lugo’s first two years in the majors, when he made 26 of those 38 career starts. It is possible that he will be able to produce better results now that he has more experience:

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: Padres and Red Sox ‘give eye’ to former Mets right-handed pitcher, of Puerto Rican roots