Luis Lugo
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-05) March 5, 1994 (age 28)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Luis Eduardo Lugo Lareschi (born March 5, 1994) is a Venezuelan-born Italian professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. Lugo was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played for Team Italy in the 2019 European Baseball Championship.

Professional career

Lugo was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent on February 28, 2011.[1] He began his professional career in 2011, appearing in 12 games between the Dominican Summer League Indians and the Arizona League Indians with an 0–5 record and a 3.93 ERA.[2] The following season he spent entirely in Arizona, and then in 2013 he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, starting 11 games with a 1–4 record and a 1.97 ERA.[2] He was selected to the mid-season all-star team that year.[1] He spent 2014 with the Lake County Captains and 2015 and 2016 with the Lynchburg Hillcats.[2]

On December 1, 2017, Lugo signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.[3] He was released on March 30, 2018.

On May 3, 2018, Lugo signed with the Parmaclima Parma of the Italian Baseball League.[4]

On July 23, 2018, Lugo signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.[5] During the 2018 Winter Meetings, the Chicago Cubs selected Lugo from the Royals in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[6]

In 2019, between Class A+ and Class AA he was 7-3 with a 3.62 ERA.

International baseball

Lugo was selected as a member of the Italy national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[7] He also played for Team Italy at the 2019 European Baseball Championship. He is playing for the team at the Africa/Europe 2020 Olympic Qualification tournament, taking place in Italy beginning September 18, 2019.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Luis Lugo bio". milb.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Luis Lugo Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  3. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 1, 2017). "Orioles Sign Asher Wojciechowski, Four Others To Minors Deals". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Luis Lugo joins Parma Clima in Italian Serie A1 « Mister Baseball".
  5. ^ "Italy's Luis Lugo Signs with Kansas City Royals Following Honkbalweek". misterbaseball.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Rule 5 Draft results: Pick-by-pick". MLB.com.
  7. ^ "Indians Will Be Well-Represented In 2017 World Baseball Classic". CBS Cleveland. February 8, 2017.