Former Gent Seth Lugo added to NY Mets 40-Man Roster
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. – Former Centenary diamond Gent and Bossier City-native Seth Lugo (2009-2011), who was called up to Triple-A in the summer of 2015, recently was named to the NY Mets 40-man roster for the upcoming season.

“I talked to Seth a couple of nights ago, and he was excited the organization made the commitment to put him on the 40 man,” said Centenary head coach Mike Diaz, who guided Lugo both as an assistant and head coach. “I am happy to see all the hard work he has put in over the years in paying off. But Seth and I both realize that this is just another step in his journey to being the best player he can be and ultimately having a lasting career in the big leagues.”

After a tough 2-4 start to the season at Double-A Binghamton, Lugo caught fire in July and tallied a 4-1 record. He won four consecutive starts at one point in the month, allowing only a solo home run in 25 innings pitched for a 0.36 ERA in those appearances.  During that stretch, he fanned 26 batters.

Lugo then was called up to Triple-A Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League to begin August, notching a win in his first start.

The last former Gent to appear in Major League Baseball was Bossier City and Airline HS graduate B.J. Ryan (1995-96), who appeared in 25 games out of the bullpen for the Toronto Blue Jays in his final season in 2009. He finished the season 1-1 and two saves with a 6.53 ERA, going 21-28 with 117 saves with a 3.62 ERA in 11 seasons with Toronto, Baltimore and Cincinnati.