Student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the left-handed pitcher Jesús Luzardo of the Miami Marlins, entered the first game of the series 5-6 with a 4.79 ERA and two saves in 31 games (15 starts) in the majors from 2019-21.
The young Peruvian-Venezuelan, but raised in Florida, missed a month this season after suffering a small fracture to his left little finger when he banged his hand against a table while playing video games. Upon his return, the Oakland Athletics removed him from the bullpen. After posting a 9.90 ERA, he received a demotion to the Minors, where he was when Miami negotiated for him:
Luzardo, 23, joins an already deep pitching organization. In addition to Sandy Alcantara and Trevor RogersThe Marlins have rookie Zach Thompson, Pablo Lopez (right rotator cuff strain), Elieser Hernandez (right quadriceps strain) and Cody Poteet (right MCL sprain).
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A trio of Top 100 Prospects in Sixto Sánchez (No. 10), Max Meyer (No. 19) and Edward Cabrera (No. 50); Marlins No. 21 prospect Jake Eder with second-lowest ERA in Double-A South; and experienced MLB arms in Braxton Garrett (No. 7), Nick Neidert (No. 9) and Paul Campbell (No. 24).