The Nicaraguan reliever of the New York Yankees, Jonathan Loáisiga, has looked a little better in the last week, but he is still far from the good level he showed in the 2021 MLB season.
As such, rumors have begun to spread that right-hander Loaisiga will be among the players who could be handed over in a mid-season trade.
These are three major league organizations that might be interested in the 27-year-old pitcher, who has a 4.97 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched in 2022.
The Mets can improve their bullpen with Jonathan Loáisiga / Rich Schultz/GettyImagesPedro Moreira|May 9, 2022Mariana Moreno|12:54 PM EDTGonzalo Rodríguez|9:46 AM EDTJuan Camilo Vergara|May 10, 2022
The Mets look armored in almost all aspects of the game, but it is precisely the bullpen that has the most room for improvement. They are ranked 13th in terms of collective ERA with 3.45 and although Loáisiga is not going through his best moment, he would still be a good addition to the reliever corps led by Edwin Díaz and recently joined by Adam Ottavino.
Houston must look for a reliever for the playoffs / Bob Levey/GettyImages
Dusty Baker’s team’s bullpen has the second-best collective ERA in the majors (2.58), second only to the New York Yankees. While the Astros’ relievers have been solid so far this season, having right-hander Loaisiga available helps them heading into the postseason.
The Dodgers can shield their bullpen with Jonathan Loáisiga / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages
Manager Dave Roberts has had a strong relief corps, one of the reasons the club is atop the NL West. They’re the best in this department on the old circuit, with a 2.64 team ERA, but they don’t know when they’ll be able to count on Blake Treinen, so getting an extra arm is a good thing. Loaisiga can be key.