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Julio Lugo | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/16/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connors State (OK) JC
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Julio Lugo is planning to retire from baseball.
Lugo did not play affiliated ball in 2012 and batted just .136 with a .208 on-base percentage over 48 plate appearances with the Braves in 2011. The 37-year-old registered a .269/.333/.384 career batting line in 12 major league seasons. He tallied 1,279 total hits. Mon, Feb 4, 2013 03:10:00 PM

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According to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, talks between the Indians and Julio Lugo have "fallen apart."

It was reported about 10 days ago that the Indians had signed Lugo to a minor league contract. But no deal was ever finalized. The 36-year-old infielder batted just .136/.208/.136 with zero home runs and three RBI in 48 plate appearances last season for Atlanta.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Indians signed INF Julio Lugo to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to major league spring training, but Lugo is doubtful to crack Cleveland's Opening Day roster. He batted .136/.208/.136 with zero homers and three RBI in 48 plate appearances last season.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 09:39:00 PM

Braves released INF Julio Lugo.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-acquired Jack Wilson on the active roster. Lugo, 35, was predictably worthless during his time with the Braves, batting .136/.208/.136 over 48 plate appearances. We would be surprised to see him on another major league roster again.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 04:28:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF Julio Lugo from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Lugo has hit just .231/.286/.365 in 13 games this season at Triple-A and does not carry a great defensive reputation. He won't be relevant in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 03:42:00 PM

Braves signed INF Julio Lugo to a minor league contract.

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Lugo will earn $12,000 per month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $650,000 if he makes the major league roster. Lugo, 35, batted just .249/.298/.282 over 264 plate appearances with the Orioles last season. It's unlikely he makes a major impact.
Mon, May 23, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Free agent infielder Julio Lugo has told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas that he hasn't given up hope of finding a team for the 2011 season.

"I want to play, I’m healthy and I won’t lose my hopes that somebody will call me at any moment," said Lugo. "I’ve been working out everyday to be ready if somebody remembers my name and believes that I can help." Lugo, 35, said he received a few minor league offers over the winter but passed because he was waiting for something better to come along. He's certainly not going to get a major league contract, but perhaps when some team has a rash of infield injuries they'll give him a call. He hit just .249/.298/.282 over 241 at-bats with the Orioles in 2010.
Source: Pro Rumors
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 06:52:00 PM

Julio Lugo was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Rays after striking out looking in the top of the fifth inning.

Lugo was ejected by home plate umpire Joe West after throwing his helmet and batting glove the ground. He was 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts before leaving the game. Ty Wigginton moved over to second base and Brandon Snyder entered the game to play first base.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 08:49:00 PM

Julio Lugo (head) returned to the Orioles lineup Saturday.

He missed the last 12 games after getting hit in the head with a pickoff throw. "Get him back out there," said manager Buck Showalter. "I think it's important for him, [it's been] a little process there getting back on the field. He's handled everything well. He's feeling really good and this is a good matchup for him."
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 03:12:00 PM

Julio Lugo (head) has rejoined the team in Boston for Tuesday's game.

Lugo was hit in the head by a pickoff throw in late August and went through a three-week spell of random headaches. He's all better now, though, and should be available immediately.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 03:44:00 PM

Julio Lugo (headaches) was cleared to resume baseball activities Monday.

Lugo was hit in the head by a stray pickoff throw on August 29 and has suffered with headaches ever since. "That's really good news all the way around," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "It was a real cautionary thing. ... They are being extra cautious with that type of injury and we were able to eliminate all the things you really worry about." Lugo is expected to rejoin the team in Boston on Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 08:16:00 PM

Julio Lugo was diagnosed with a chronic sinus infection.

Lugo hasn't started a game since September 4 due to routine headaches. Though he has reported improvement, he remains sidelined indefinitely.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 05:56:00 PM

Julio Lugo will undergo an MRI on his head Tuesday.

Lugo was beaned by a pitch in late August and is still experiencing recurring headaches. He was unavailable Monday and almost certainly won't play Tuesday. The infielder is batting just .251/.300/.286.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 08:21:00 AM

Julio Lugo was 2-for-5 with two runs scored in his return to the starting lineup Wednesday.

Lugo hadn't played since he was hit near the right ear with a pickoff throw during the first inning of Sunday's game.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 02:06:00 AM

Julio Lugo (head) is likely to miss a couple of days.

Lugo was struck in the head by a pickoff attempt in the first inning Sunday and was pulled from the game. "He's got a pretty good lump there," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "[Jered Weaver] hit him flush, and it was scary. With the knowledge we have in the background of concussions and head injuries or whatever, we will be very cautious with it."
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 10:43:00 AM

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3B1Chris Johnson
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