Seth Lugo
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The Houston Astros have inquired with young Brodie Van Wagenen about the possible availability of New York Mets RHP Seth Lugo.

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The Houston Astros are interested in the master of spin rate.

According to Marc Carig of The Athletic, the 2017 World Series champions have reached out to the New York Mets concerning Seth Lugo.

“Hearing that the Astros and Mets have recently been engaged in trade talks. Houston has shown interest in Seth Lugo and New York has been doing some background work on Astros minor leaguers. Unclear if talk has gained traction.”

Carig goes as far to claim that New York has engaged in the possibility.

Lugo, 29, is a right-handed pitcher who began his big-league career just three years ago. In 90 total appearances and 31 games started, Lugo’s line showcases a 3.44 ERA and 1.193 WHIP to go along with 233 strikeouts in 266.2 total innings pitched.

In 2018, he appeared in 54 total games, starting just five. He pitched brilliantly (for the most part) out of the New York pen. His 2.66 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 101.1 innings highlight that very notion.