Before the 2012 season Lugo underwent spinal fusion surgery and was bedridden for months. “The surgery was pretty scary,’’ admitted Lugo, who will arrive here Sunday.
From that hardship, Lugo worked that much harder on building his core when he was allowed to work out again and he believes that has made him a much better pitcher.
“I started using my legs more,’’ he said of his motion. “Without that surgery I never would have started working out like I do.’’
Source: Kevin Kernan, New York Post
His peripherals paint the picture of a guy who was very lucky last year. Still, I can’t shake the feeling that there’s something more here.