Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Reserved Lugo Heads into Limelight

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Reserved Lugo Heads into Limelight

Article excerpt

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - About an hour after the Mets wrapped up workouts Thursday afternoon, Seth Lugo sat inside the home dugout at Tradition Field dressed in full uniform.

A photographer from All-Star Sporting Goods snapped away as Lugo showcased his All-Star Glove, and Lugo later moved onto the grass for some more shots - including one with his glove in front of his face similar to the beginning of teammate Jacob deGrom's delivery - before calling it a day.

Photo shoots like these are common around the majors, but for Lugo, a 34th-round pick who defied the odds and made the majors, this was a foreign experience.

The past year has been full of firsts for Lugo, who is competing for the fifth starter spot after going 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA last season, and the endorsements have started to come in.

Lugo finally had his first baseball card made by Topps, and also now wears Adidas gear. …

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