Lugo (elbow) is expected to return to the roster at the end of May, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Lugo is still working his way back from elbow surgery, a procedure he underwent back in mid-February. Previous reports indicated he could be back in mid-May, but it looks as though he's slightly behind that schedule.
Lugo (elbow) has begun throwing bullpen sessions, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lugo underwent surgery to remove a loose body from his elbow in mid-February. He was initially given a mid-May timeline and remains on that schedule.
Lugo remains on schedule in his recovery from elbow surgery and has been throwing off flat ground since the final week of March, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lugo was originally expected to return sometime around mid-May when he underwent the procedure to remove a loose body from his right elbow in mid-February. While he's yet to advance to mound work, he appears to still be on that timeline.
Lugo (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lugo underwent surgery in February to remove a loose body from his right elbow and hasn't yet resumed throwing. Although the right-hander is responding well to treatment, it's not yet clear when he could return to game action. Once Lugo is healthy, he should serve as a setup man behind Edwin Diaz.
Lugo (elbow) has yet to resume throwing but is responding well to treatment, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Lugo isn't behind schedule, as it's been five weeks from the date of his elbow surgery, which was expected to keep him shut down for six weeks. While he seems to be making acceptable progress, he'll have to spend a few weeks building back up once he's cleared to throw, so he'll likely miss a fair portion of April at minimum.
Lugo is feeling good as he recovers from February elbow surgery and doesn't expect to miss too much time, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lugo underwent a procedure to remove a loose body from his right elbow in mid-February. The surgery was expected to keep shut him down for six weeks, so he won't be able to start ramping up until late March. He'll open the year on the injured list and doesn't have a precise return timeline, but he seems optimistic about his progress.
Lugo will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body from his right elbow, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Lugo will be shut down for six weeks before he transitions to a throwing program. He'll miss the start of spring training as a result, and he could be sidelined to begin the regular season as well. Once he's fully healthy, the right-hander could take on a high-leverage relief role for the Mets in 2021.
Lugo signed a one-year, $2.925 million contract with the Mets on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 31-year-old gets a raise for 2021 after posting a career-worst 5.15 ERA last season. Lugo was shifted between the bullpen and starting rotation last season with poor results. The right-hander has found more success in the majors as a reliever, so the Mets could leave him in the bullpen for a high-leverage role in 2021.
Lugo (3-4) allowed six runs on five hits and two walks across 1.2 innings Sunday, striking out one and taking the loss against the Nationals.
Despite the Mets scoring three runs in the first two innings, Lugo coughed up five runs through 1.2 innings and was tagged with another run after he left the contest. The poor outing shot his season ERA from 3.82 to 5.15 across 36.2 innings this season. Lugo also finished the season with a solid 47:10 K:BB.
Lugo evened his record at 3-3 during the Mets' 5-2 win Tuesday, limiting the Rays to two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in 6.1 innings.
After failing to escape the second inning while serving up four home runs in his last start Sept. 17 against the Phillies, Lugo bounced back in impressive fashion in his penultimate outing of 2020. Other than surrendering another long ball to Willy Adames in the second inning, Lugo was otherwise sharp with his command in the 95-pitch appearance. He's scheduled to make his final start in the Mets' season finale Sunday in Washington.
Lugo allowed six runs on eight hits and no walks in 1.2 innings against Philadelphia on Thursday, striking out three. He did not factor in the decision.
Lugo entered the contest having posted a laudable 2.65 ERA over 17 innings since joining the starting rotation Aug. 25, but he was unable to tame the Phillies' bats Thursday. The right-hander surrendered four home runs in the brutal outing, two of which came off the bat of Bryce Harper. In only 1.2 innings of work, Lugo yielded a season-worst eight hits and saw his season ERA balloon to 4.34. He'll try to rebound at home against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Lugo (2-3) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five across 5.1 innings Friday as he took the loss against the Blue Jays.
Lugo was able to maneuver through the Blue Jays' lineup the first time around, allowing one hit through the first nine batters, but he could not replicate the same success a second time. Lugo allowed six of his seven hits from the fourth inning on as the Blue Jays chased him for a run in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth frames. Saturday was Lugo's first loss in four attempts since the Mets decided to convert him to a starter. The 30-year-old owns a 2.63 ERA and 36:7 K:BB across 27.1 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column Friday against a surging Atlanta Braves team.
Lugo gave up one earned run over five innings and picked up the win Saturday against the Phillies. Per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Lugo underwent a precautionary X-ray on his right hand after being struck by a batted ball on the final pitch of his outing, but the exam was negative.
Lugo was on top of his game Saturday, allowing just four hits while striking out eight batters and walking two. More importantly, he set season highs with 81 pitches and five innings, which allowed him to stay in the game long enough to qualify for the win. Lugo said he was "not even worried about" the injury when asked, so he should avoid missing any time. His pitch count has steadily increased since the Mets moved him to the rotation, and he should be able to tack on a few more his next time out.
Lugo allowed one run on four hits and two walks over 3.2 innings Sunday, striking out seven in the loss to the Yankees in the second game of the doubleheader. He did not factor in the decision.
The Mets let Lugo throw 60 pitches Sunday, going well past his previous season-high of 39 pitches in his last outing. The lone run he allowed came from a solo shot by Tyler Wade in the third inning. Assuming he stays in the rotation, Lugo should face the Phillies at home next weekend.
Lugo struck out five across three perfect innings but did not factor in the decision in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Marlins.
Lugo did well as well as anyone could hope in his first start of 2020. The 30-year-old, who hadn't started a game since 2018, lowered his ERA to 2.03 with a 0.75 WHIP and 16 strikeouts across 13.1 innings this season. It was his 10th appearance overall, but Lugo is expected to stick in the rotation going forward. His next start lines up for Sept. 2 in Baltimore.
Lugo is starting Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
This will technically be a bullpen game, but with the Mets having to play nine games over the next six days, the Mets would obviously like Lugo to go as deep as possible in this outing. He has a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB in 10.1 innings.
Lugo's scheduled start against the Marlins on Thursday was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Lugo's first start of the season will have to wait, as the Mets reportedly have a pair of positive COVID-19 cases, resulting in the postponement of Thursday's series finale. It remains to be seen how the Mets will adjust their rotation moving forward.
Lugo will start Thursday's game against the Marlins and remain in the starting rotation going forward, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The 30-year-old appeared to have a solid hold on the closer's role with a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB through 10.1 innings while converting three of five save opportunities, but he'll now shift into Steven Matz's spot in the rotation. Lugo has operated as a multi-inning reliever all season, but he hasn't reached the 20-pitch mark since July 27, so it figures to take some time before he gets fully stretched out for a starter's workload. The Mets haven't announced their plans for the back end of the bullpen, but Edwin Diaz is the likely candidate to operate as the closer, since he's bounced back with a 2.53 ERA and 24:5 K:BB this season.
Lugo (1-2) allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out one as he only recorded one out and was charged with the loss Friday against the Phillies.
Lugo came in during a tie game in the ninth inning Friday, but he was unable to quell the Phillies' bats and was charged with his second loss of 2020. The right-hander has converted on three of his five save opportunities this season while carrying a 2.89 ERA over 9.1 innings.
Lugo fired one scoreless inning as he earned the save Sunday against the Marlins. He allowed no runs and one walk while striking out one.
With Sunday's performance, Lugo now hasn't allowed a hit over his last four innings, and his walk against the Marlins was the first baserunner he's allowed during that time. The right-hander blew two save chances to end the month of July, but he still appears to have the trust of manager Luis Rojas in ninth-inning situations. The Mets' closer situation could become cloudier if Edwin Diaz continues to pitch well, but Lugo has been quite effective while handling closing duties recently.
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