Miami Marlins left-hander Jesús Luzardo (26) won a salary adjustment hearing.
Reporter Mark Finesand of ‘MLB.com’ said on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time) that the Major League Baseball Salary Adjustment Committee sided with Luzardo’s demand of $2.45 million. The Miami team offered $2.1 million.
Born in Peru with his parents from Venezuela, Luzardo was an immigrant whose entire family came to Florida, United States when he was 1 year old. After being drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 3rd round with the 94th overall pick in the 2016 draft, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2017 and returned to the major leagues in 2019. He was the first major league player born in Peru. 메이저놀이터
Luzardo, who came to Miami through a trade in July 2021, had a career high season last year. He started all 18 games and played 100⅓ innings, the most for a person, with an average ERA of 4 wins and 7 losses with a 3.32 strikeout rate and 120 strikeouts.
He missed two and a half months until July due to a left forearm injury in mid-May, but after returning in August, he showed clear growth with an average ERA of 3.03 in 12 games with 2 wins and 4 losses. He averages a 96.3 mph (155 km) four-seam fastball and throws a curveball, changeup, and sinker evenly.
As Miami put a starting pitcher on the trade market this winter to reinforce the batting line, there was a possibility of Luzardo’s transfer. However, as Pablo Lopez, a 10-win starter with two years left until free agency, was traded for Luis Araez, the Minnesota Twins batting king, Luzardo remained with the team. It is expected that last year’s Cy Young Young pitcher Sandy Alcantara and Miami will achieve a new one-two punch.
Meanwhile, Miami lost the salary adjustment two days in a row. Infielder Araez, who was recruited through a trade, also received $6.1 million in player demand after adjusting his salary the previous day (3rd). The Miami team offered 5 million dollars, but lost.