Julio Lugo, a former MLB shortstop, has died at the age of 45

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Former MLB shortstop Julio Lugo has “presumably” died of a heart attack ESPN’s Enrique Rojas. He was 45 years old.

Lugo, who grew up in Brooklyn and attended Fort Hamilton High School, turned 46 on Tuesday. His 12 MLB seasons have included stints with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2007, his first year with the team, and hit .237 that year with 73 RBI and 135 hits. In the World Series sweep against the Rockies, Lugo went 5-13 with two runs scored.

Julio Lugo, who was part of the 2007 World Series-winning Red Sox team, passed away at the age of 45.
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In 2009, he was traded to the Cardinals for the season and hit .280 in 88 games for both teams.

The Astros selected Lugo in the 43rd round of the 1994 draft from Connors State College in Oklahoma. He made his MLB debut in 2000, smashing .283 / .346 / .431 with 10 homers, 40 RBI and 22 steals as a rookie in 116 games. He played with the Rays and Dodgers before joining the Red Sox and finished his career with the Braves in 2011.

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