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Julio Lugo, former shortstop for Boston Red Sox, dies at 45

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 16 2021 Nov 16, 2021 November 16, 2021 5:39 AM November 16, 2021 in News
Source: CNN
Julio Lugo

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of former shortstop and World Series Champion, Julio Lugo.

Lugo passed away Monday, one day shy of his 46th birthday, according to CNN.

The 45-year-old native of the Dominican Republic played for a total of seven teams throughout his 12-year major league career and was the shortstop for Boston's 2007 World Series championship team.

Lugo was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2000, according to MLB.com, and, besides the Red Sox, some of the other teams he played for included the Tampa Bay Rays, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Atlanta Braves.
In his 1352 career games, Lugo batted .269 with a .716 OPS. He hit 80 home runs and had 198 stolen bases.
According to ESPN, the cause of death was presumed to be a heart attack.

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