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|St. Louis Deals Lugo to Baltimore
|JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Infielder Julio Lugo has been traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named or cash.
The 34-year-old became expendable after the Cardinals signed Felipe Lopez. Lugo was acquired from Boston last July 22 in the controversial trade that sent Chris Duncan, son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, to the Red Sox.
Baltimore will pay just the $400,000 minimum. At the time of last summer's trade, Boston agreed to pay $8.6 million of Lugo's $9 million salary this year.
Lugo hit .277 with two homers and 13 RBIs for the Cardinals last season and had a .286 average with one homer and three RBIs in 33 spring training at-bats.
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