Julio Lugo, former MLB shortstop who received 2007 World Sequence with Purple Sox, dies at 45

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Former MLB shortstop Julio Lugo has died, his household has instructed Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The reason for demise is believed to be a coronary heart assault. Lugo, who was 45, was set to show 46 on Tuesday.

Lugo spent components of 12 seasons (2000-2011) in Main League Baseball and ended up being a little bit of a journeyman. He performed for the Astros for components of 4 seasons then the Rays for components of 4 seasons. He later spent components of three seasons with the Purple Sox and had one-year-or-fewer stints with the Dodgers, Braves, Orioles and Cardinals.

Born within the Dominican Republic, Lugo went to highschool in Brooklyn after which performed for Connors State Faculty in Warner, Oklahoma. He was drafted within the forty third spherical in 1994. Beginning in Low-A ball in 1995, Lugo superior slowly however steadily by means of the minors and debuted within the majors in 2000 at age 24.

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In his 12 years, Lugo hit .269/.333/.384 (87 OPS+) with 1,279 hits, 238 doubles, 34 triples, 80 dwelling runs, 475 RBI, 688 runs, 198 stolen bases and 13.5 WAR. He was the Purple Sox’s on a regular basis shortstop in 2007 after they received the World Sequence. Throughout that four-game Fall Basic sweep of the Rockies, Lugo was 5 for 13 (.385) with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

After his last MLB sport, Lugo saved enjoying, participating within the Dominican Winter League, the Caribbean Sequence after which impartial ball in 2013.

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