Julio Lugo, a member of the 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series team, has passed away of a heart attack, according to a report.
A member of the 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series team has tragically passed away. Julio Lugo died after suffering a heart attack. He was 45-years-old.
Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo passes away at 45 years old
Lugo’s MLB career spanned for a little over a decade. Lugo first played for the Houston Astros, the organization that drafted him and eventually left in 2003, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays picked him up.
After spending a few seasons with the Devil Rays, Lugo was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. Prior to the 2007 season, the Red Sox made the decision to sign Lugo to a relatively hefty four-year deal despite the fact that he was relatively unproven.
During that famed 2007 season, Lugo helped Boston get to the World Series when he hit a hot streak in the postseason.
In the ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Lugo had a .300 batting average. He hit a bit of a slump in the ALCS but then had a .385 batting average in the World Series sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
For his career, Lugo played for the Devil Rays, Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, Orioles and Cardinals, hitting .269 across his 12 MLB seasons.