Jesus Luzardo
    Jesus Luzardo
    Jesus Luzardo
    Healthy
    Starting Pitcher | Free Agent
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 9/30/1997
    Height, Weight 6'0", 205 lbs
    From Lima, PER
    College --
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 3
    Salary --
    Nationality Peru PER
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 9/30/1997
    Height, Weight 6'0", 205 lbs
    From Lima, PER
    College --
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 3
    Salary --
    Nationality Peru PER
    RotowireSep 29, 12:08a ET

    News

    Luzardo gave up one hit and hit a batter in two scoreless innings Saturday against the Mariners en route to his second save of the season. He struck out three.

    Impact

    Luzardo made things somewhat interesting with two outs in the ninth, allowing a single to Tom Murphy, uncorking a wild pitch and then plunking Dylan Moore. However, he then got Tim Lopes to pop out to end the threat and secure a 1-0 victory. Liam Hendriks is still the closer heading into the postseason, but Luzardo has pitched exceedingly well since his callup and it's clear manager Bob Melvin already has a great deal of faith in the young lefty.

    RotowireSep 27, 4:47p ET

    News

    Luzardo struck out three over two perfect innings to earn his second hold in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.

    Impact

    The left-handed phenom breezed through his pair of frames on 22 pitches, recording multiple strikeouts for the fifth time in as many big-league appearances. Thursday saw Luzardo take the hill with the shortest amount of time between appearances yet, as he'd just logged an inning (20 pitches) against the Angels on Tuesday. It also marked his return to multi-inning work following back-to-back single-frame turns. Factoring in the unblemished performance against Seattle, Luzardo now has a 1.80 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 13:3 K:BB, one save and two holds across his first 10 big-league innings.

    RotowireSep 25, 12:15p ET

    News

    Luzardo fired a scoreless sixth inning in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday, allowing one hit and recording two strikeouts.

    Impact

    The southpaw got a fairly hefty workload in for just one frame, as he ultimately fired 20 pitches. Manager Bob Melvin has now deployed Luzardo for back-to-back one-inning appearances despite some earlier talk the Athletics would continue stretching the 21-year-old out. However, with the team fighting for a playoff berth, it appears Oakland's skipper is engaged in the delicate balancing act of affording the rookie fairly consistent work while also utilizing the rest of his bullpen in a manner that gives the team the highest chances of success.