Former MLB player Julio Lugo has passed away, his family has said ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. Lugo, 45, is expected to turn 46 on Tuesday.
Lugo spent 12 seasons (2000-2011) in Major League Baseball and eventually became a journeyman. He played for Astros for parts of the four seasons Light ray for parts of the four seasons. He then spent parts of three seasons with Red Sox and have a period of a year or less with Dodgers, brave, Orioles and Quantity.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Lugo attended high school in Brooklyn and later played for Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. He was promoted to the 43rd round in 1994. Beginning in the Low-A game in 1995, Lugo progressed slowly but steadily through the teenage years and made his professional debut in 2000 at the age of 20. 24.
In his 12 years, Lugo hit .269/.333/.384 (87 OPS+) with 1,279 hits, 238 doubles, 34 triples, 80 home runs, 475 RBI, 688 runs, 198 facilities stolen and 13.5 WAR. He was the Red Sox’s daily scorer in 2007 when they won the World Series. During the 4 Fall Classic games that swept the Rockies, Lugo was 5 to 13 (.385) with a brace, an RBI and two runs scored.
After his final MLB game, Lugo continued to play, participating in the Dominica Winter League, the Caribbean Series and then the Independent Ball in 2013.
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