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Dodgers Rumors: LA Exploring Seth Lugo on Reliever Market

The Dodgers need to add some pitching this offseason — especially to the starting rotation. They have four starting pitchers heading into next season, but the only non-injury prone one is named Julio Urias.

They need to add some innings eaters next season, and they’re reportedly showing interesting in a reliever/starter who’s spent the first seven years of his career with the Mets.

Seth Lugo has a pretty active market right now, but just a few teams are pursuing him with the opportunity to be a starter — and the Dodgers are among those teams.

Last year, Lugo was exclusively a reliever. In 62 appearances, he had a 3.60 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. He struck out 69 batters over 65 innings.

In his career, he’s made 38 starts. In those games, he’s 15-10 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. He’s thrown 194.2 innings across those 38 games, for an average of a little over five innings per start. His career-high in innings in a season is 101.1, which he did both in 2017 and 2018.

He’s not exactly the splashy starter that some other guys on the market may be, but he could fill a big need for this team next season. And the flexibility to start or come on in relief could be very useful come postseason time.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. Since Rodon wants 7 years, sure go for Lugo. Meanwhile, is San Diego ever going to run out of money? They are truly in on every FA.

  2. LA needs to graduate from the “explorer” ranks and execute. I’d rather they go after Rodon who would be far less of a “project pitcher.”

  3. Pepiot and others look better than Lugo for a small fraction of the price. Padres are already over the CBT threshold and still have rotation spots to fill and no minor league help on the horizon.

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