Lugo, 28, has been a workhorse for the Mets in 2018 throwing 101.1 innings over 54 appearances that includes five starts. He has a 2.66 ERA, 3.17 FIP, 1.08 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 this season.
In his five 2018 starts, he has a 3.91 ERA compared to a 2.30 ERA as a reliever. For his career, Lugo has fared better as a reliever with 2.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 98 innings while posting a 4.06 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 168 innings as a starter.
However, the outlook for the bullpen is far more uncertain with Robert Gsellman as the likely only guaranteed spot (aside from Lugo) returning from the 2018 season.