The 2023 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Rendon returned from his brief suspension and got his bat going in earnest. After going hitless in his first two games, Rendon has tallied three hits in his last three contests, scored twice and drive in four. His on-base percentage has risen to .381.
Through April 11, Rendon is hitting .214 with no extra-base hits, four walks and two strikeouts. His OPS is .595 and he’s collected five RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois has been dealing in the opening weeks of the season. He’s yet to allow a base runner via walk, hit or hit by pitch in 4.1 innings with four strikeouts. That strong start has been put on pause, though. Chargois was pulled from Sunday’s win over the Mets after three pitches and subsequently placed on the 15-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He’s expected to be sidelined for at least two and a half weeks.
Through April 11, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – Atlanta Braves
Luetge was called upon three times this week by the Braves with varying results. He was charged with a blown save last Thursday, although the Braves still won the game. On Sunday he was hit around again, allowing three runs in 1.2 innings. He’s given up two home runs so far this season after surrendering four in all of last year.
Through April 11, Luetge has a 9.62 ERA with a 1.929 WHIP. He’s averaging 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto did not appear on the Rangers Opening Day roster despite making 27 starts for the club last season. Instead, he began the year on the injured list, landing on the 60-day IL on March 30 with a right shoulder strain. He will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
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