Athletics trading Jesus Luzardo to Marlins
The Miami Marlins acquired left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo from the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Starling Marte, per multiple reports.
The Athletics optioned Luzardo to Triple-A toward the end of June after he recorded a 6.87 ERA over 38 innings (six starts). However, the left-hander is still only 23 and had relatively recently been regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. Luzardo should have a solid chance at making the Marlins' starting rotation in 2021.
Luzardo averaged 12.5 FanDuel points per start this season while registering a wOBA (.388) that ranks in the bottom three percent of the league. The positive in Luzardo's profile this season is his 95.6 mph fastball velocity, which ranks in the 83rd percentile among qualified pitchers.
- Chad Pinder batting sixth for Athletics Monday September 27th, 2021
- Oakland's Vimael Machin starting Monday September 27th, 2021
- Josh Harrison sitting for Oakland Monday September 27th, 2021
- Yan Gomes sitting for Oakland Monday September 27th, 2021
- Sean Murphy catching for A's Monday September 27th, 2021
- Starling Marte sitting for A's Monday September 27th, 2021
- Miguel Rojas sitting Sunday for Marlins September 26th, 2021
- Sandy Leon sitting Sunday for Miami September 26th, 2021
- Marlins' Alex Jackson catching Sunday September 26th, 2021
- Joe Panik starting for Marlins Sunday September 26th, 2021
- Miami's Sandy Leon behind the plate on Saturday evening September 25th, 2021
- Miami's Payton Henry catching on Friday evening September 24th, 2021