Can the San Diego Padres acquire starting resources? There are definitely pitchers who are interested.

The East Village Times said on the 19th (Korean time), “San Diego is interested in signing 33-year-old right-hander Seth Lugo.”

San Diego’s starting rotation will return to Darvish Yu (36), Blake Snell (30), and Joe Musgrove (30). The first to third starters are top-notch, but the other two starters have not been decided.

Sean Manea (30) and Mike Clevinger (32), who pitched as the 4th and 5th starters this year, signed free agent contracts and left for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox, respectively. So, San Diego plans to re-sign Nick Martinez (32), 메이저사이트 who brought great power to the mound this season by going back and forth between the starter and the bullpen, and entrust him with the 4th starter.

Now there is only one seat left. I want to put Lugo in this place.

Since his big league debut in 2016, Lugo has only played for the New York Mets. His career record is 32 wins, 24 losses, 63 holds, 16 saves, and an earned run average of 3.48 over seven seasons. He played an active role as a swing man who went back and forth between the starter and the bullpen, and from the 2021 season he became a built-in bullpen pitcher. Last year, he recorded 46 matches, 4 wins, 3 losses, 15 holds, 1 save, and an average ERA of 3.50.

Will he be able to play as a starter? In particular, Lugo suffered a right elbow injury in 2017. At that time, instead of getting on the operating table, he was treated with plasma injection instead. There has been no major problem since then, but he may be burdened with a sudden increase in innings. Lugo’s most innings in a season was 101⅓ in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

His career bullpen performance is good with an average ERA of 2.91 in 300 innings, while his starting performance is high with an average ERA of 4.35 in 194⅔ innings.

Lugo has five pitches. He throws a four-seam, two-seam, slider, curveball, and changeup. Since he pitched in the bullpen for two seasons, he hopes to return to the starter next season.

The media said, “Lugo didn’t get good results as a starter, but if you look at his pitching repertoire, he can start well enough. San Diego is a name to watch.”