Lucas Lester Luetge is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the New York Yankees. He formerly played for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball.
Luetge graduated from Bellville High School in Bellville, Texas, and went on to Rice University, where he was a member of the Rice Owls baseball team.
Luetge was selected in the 21st round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Luetge pitched for the Brewers minor league affiliates for three and a half seasons, reaching Double-A with the Huntsville Stars in 2011.
Luetge was taken in the Rule 5 Draft by the Seattle Mariners on December 8, 2011.
Luetge made his MLB debut on April 7, 2012. He was one of six pitchers used by the Mariners to no-hit the Dodgers on June 8, 2012.
He got James Loney on a sacrifice bunt to get one out. After Kevin Millwood and Stephen Pryor were removed from the game, Luetge became the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter.
Luetge had a 3.98 ERA in 40.2 innings of work as a rookie, striking out 38 batters.
Luetge split time between Seattle and the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers the next year, pitching to a 4.86 ERA in 35 appearances with only 27 strikeouts in 37.0 innings worked.
Luetge split 2014 between Tacoma and Seattle, pitching for the big league team with a 5.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts in 9.0 innings thrown.
Does Lucas Luetge Have Any Kids?
Lucas Luetge has three beautiful children with his wife. A daughter who is the eldest and two sons.