Parker Bugg’s LSU career is over.
The lanky, 6-foot-6 right-hander will sign with the Miami Marlins for $50,000, multiple sources told The Advocate on Friday. Bugg, who the Marlins drafted in the 27th round, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Bugg was one of coach Paul Mainieri’s most reliable end-of-game threats, notching four of the team’s 15 total saves across 39.1 innings of work with a 1.19 WHIP. The San Diego native flashes a fastball that touches 90 mph with a wipeout, putaway slider.
A three-year contributor out of the Tigers bullpen, Bugg made 26 appearances in each of his first two seasons before getting 28 this year. He was a 34th round selection of the Baltimore Orioles following his senior season in high school.
Bugg is the third Tiger to forgo his senior season and sign professionally, joining fellow bullpen arm Riley Smith and outfielder Jake Fraley.
Cole Freeman, Kramer Robertson and Greg Deichmann will all return for another season following their selections in last week’s draft.
LSU still awaits decisions from starting pitcher Jared Poche and reliever Jesse Stallings.