Really sad news today, as former big leaguer Julio Lugo has passed away, according to Enrique Rojas. Lugo was just 45. Young enough that I remember watching him play so recently. It’s just really sad.
Julio Lugo’s family told me of the death of the former MLB player, presumably due to a heart attack.
Lugo was 45 years old.#RIP
— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) November 15, 2021
Lugo had some great years early in his career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and wound up a World Series champion with the Red Sox in 2007. A lot of us remember some of the highlights, and tracking his moves through baseball as a quality defensive shortstop who didn’t strike out, who moved around a bit, and was on some great teams.
RIP Julio Lugo. I can't hear his name and not think about the Mother's Day Miraclehttps://t.co/21kJkvWWUX
— Marc Bertrand (@Marc_Bertrand) November 15, 2021
RIP Julio Lugo. Back in 2008 I was in extended spring training getting ready for my first season with the Lowell Spinners. He spent some time with us young kids in Ft. Myers during a rehab assignment. He taught us a lot about infield routines and how to be a professional.
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) November 15, 2021
Former MLB player Julio Lugo died of a heart attack. Lugo was going to be 46 years old tomorrow. RIP.
Lugo played for Astros (2000-03), Rays (2003-06), Dodgers (2006), Red Sox (2007-09), Cardinals (2009), Orioles (2010) and Braves (2011).
World Series ring (Red Sox 2007). pic.twitter.com/3Z0ub6o6cY
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 15, 2021