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Knowing this information...

According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox "are willing to assume virtually all of shortstop Julio Lugo's remaining salary in a trade."

They've informed teams of this too, according to Rosenthal's sources. That should allow a deal to move quickly, perhaps before Mike Lowell and Jed Lowrie are ready to rejoin the club. Lugo, 33, is batting .284 this season with a .352 on-base percentage and eight RBI in 123 plate appearances.
Do you suspect maybe there could be some sort of trade that would get the Pirates Lugo for the short term while the SS in the lower levels develop?  I've listed Lugo's contract info below.


Julio Lugo inf
4 years/$36M (2007-10), plus 2011 vesting option
  • 4 years/$36M (2007-10), plus 2011 vesting option
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/06
    • $1M signing bonus (paid 4/07 - 10/07)
    • 07:$8M, 08:$9M, 09:$9M, 10:$9M, 11:$9M vesting option
    • option vests with 2,400 PAs 2007-10 & 600 PAs 2010

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