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Former Big League Shortstop Julio Lugo Has Passed Away

Chicago Cubs

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.

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.

Author: Brett Taylor

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