Starting Pitcher Wins Arbitration Case With Miami Marlins

Mark Feinsand of reports that starter Jesus Luzardo has won his arbitration case with the Miami Marlins.

As a result, his new salary for 2023 is now $2.45 million.

Luzardo missed time with injury last season, but finished the year strong, posting an impressive 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 120 strikeouts across 100.1 innings and 18 starts with the Marlins. He posted career highs in ERA, WHIP, strikeouts and innings pitched while tying his career-high in starts with 18.

The impressive performance from the twenty-five-year-old gave him a good chance of winning his arbitration case. 

It's fair to say that Luzardo could be in for a big year as he gets more comfortable as a full-time starting pitcher.

The left-handed pitcher will operate as the team's No. 2 starter behind All-Star Sandy Alcantara in the Marlins' rotation.

Luzardo is a former third-round pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2016 MLB Draft.
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