Luzardo wins arb case with Miami (source)
MIAMI -- Left-hander Jesús Luzardo won his arbitration hearing against the Marlins on Friday, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Luzardo will earn $2.45 million in 2023. The club has not confirmed the news.
Miami had filed at $2.1 million. Luzardo was in his first year of arbitration eligibility; he cannot become a free agent until after the 2026 season.
Luzardo was solid in 2022, despite struggling with a left forearm strain that sidelined him from mid-May until Aug. 1. Even so, Luzardo lowered his ERA by almost half, from 6.61 in 2021 (split between the A's and Marlins) to 3.32 in '22.
Across his 18 starts, 12 of which came after the injury, Luzardo held opponents to a .191 average and recorded 120 strikeouts over 100 1/3 innings.
Luzardo will be part of a Marlins rotation that includes reigning National League Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara, Trevor Rogers, Edward Cabrera and the recently signed Johnny Cueto.
The southpaw is the second Marlin in as many days to win his arbitration hearing, after Luis Arraez won his case on Thursday. Last month the Marlins avoided arbitration with Garrett Cooper, catcher Jacob Stallings, infielder Joey Wendle and relievers JT Chargois and Tanner Scott. They did not reach agreements with Luzardo and utility player Jon Berti.