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.
Dodgers, Padres and Nats are pursuing Seth Lugo. Likely to be given chance to start (with some flexibility to relieve)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2022
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.
The Dodgers are interested in RHP Seth Lugo per @Ken_Rosenthal
Should LA sign Lugo?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 7, 2022
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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