MLB Trade Rumors: Insider Links Orioles To Coveted Trade Target

Insider Robert Murray has recently spotlighted the Baltimore Orioles' strategic move to bolster their pitching rotation by targeting Miami Marlins left-hander Jesus Luzardo.

This pursuit has gained urgency following season-ending injuries to Orioles' pitchers John Means and Tyler Wells, both of whom require UCL repairs, leaving a critical void in the team's starting lineup.

Luzardo, who is under team control until 2027 and earns $5.5 million this season, is viewed as a highly desirable addition due to his impressive performance metrics and financial accessibility.

Despite a challenging start to the season with a 4.18 ERA across 51.2 innings, Luzardo's track record—including a standout 3.58 ERA and 208 strikeouts in the previous season—underscores his potential value to the Orioles.

His resilience in bouncing back from a mild flexor muscle strain this year further attests to his durability and capability.

With multiple teams, including the New York Yankees, also in contention for Luzardo’s services, the Orioles could be keen to secure this left-handed pitcher to enhance their rotation and maintain competitive momentum throughout the MLB season.

Over his six-year MLB career, the 26-year-old holds a 4.18 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, with 551 strikeouts across 497 innings and 102 appearances (86 starts).

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