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Thank God Almighty! Julio Lugo To Be DFA'd

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 14: Shortstop Julio Lugo #23 of the Boston Red Sox plays in the field against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 14, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.   The Angels won 5-4 in 12 innings.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Anthony EmersonAnalyst IJuly 17, 2009

According to multiple reports, Julio Lugo will be either traded or designated for assignment before Friday's game.

It will likely be the latter because nobody wants Lugo.

I'd prefer the Red Sox to have traded Lugo so that Boston could get something in return (probably nothing more than a Pepsi and a slice of pizza...from the Nationals) instead of just removing him from the 40-man roster.

But, as I was told by my uncle a few days ago, NOBODY WANTS LUGO!!!!!!!!

It's terrible because Lugo was so good with Houston and Tampa Bay. Then he signed that gigantic contract with the Red Sox, and it all went downhill from there.

Lugo is hitting .284 this season, but with shortstop of the future Jed Lowrie returning from injury and non-roster spring training invitee Nick Green tearing up the field this season, there was just no room for Lugo anymore. I'd rather have the light-hitting, and clutch, Green as a defensive dynamo than the light-hitting and terrible-fielding Lugo.

It's sad to see a star with Tampa Bay fall to the waiver wire.

But Theo finally grew a brain and DFA'd Lugo. I'm happy to see him go. Lugo will likely fall to a team such as the Nationals, Royals, or Pirates.

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