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Julio Lugo agrees to minor league deal with Indians

Jan 22, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

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From Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press comes word that the Indians have signed veteran infielder Julio Lugo to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training, but Lugo seems like a longshot to crack the Indians’ Opening Day roster. He registered a brutal .136/.208/.136 slash line in 48 plate appearances last year for the Braves and a .249/.298/.282 line across 264 plate appearances in 2010 as a member of the Orioles. On top of all that, Lugo turned 36 years old this past November.

  1. crispybasil - Jan 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Ben Cherington is pissed

    • bigharold - Jan 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      No, .. Epstein is pissed.

  2. supersnappy - Jan 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    I bet Asdrubal Cabrera thought he had the SS job all locked up. Not so fast, Asdrubal!

  3. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jan 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Breaking news: Julio Lugo’s real name is Fausto Carmona, and he is actually only 28 years old!

  4. akbrownsfan - Jan 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    This is missing piece for the tribes first world series since 1946

  5. 24missed - Jan 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    With news of Marco Scutaro leaving barely a day ago, hearing Julio Lugo’s name is just too much salt in this wound.

  6. mgscott - Jan 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    I’ve heard Felix Fermin could also be brought in for a look this year.

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