ATLANTA - JULY 26: Julio Lugo #28 of the Atlanta Braves scores the game-winning run in the 19th inning against Michael McKenry #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field on July 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
According to Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press, the Cleveland Indians signed shortstop Julio Lugo to a minor-league contract. The deal reportedly also includes an invitation to Spring Training.
Lugo, 36, spent the 2011 season with the Atlanta Braves, though he only played in a total of 22 games before he was released. In those 22 games, he hit .136/.208/.136 (48 plate appearances). Over his career, spanning 12 seasons, he's hit .269/.333/.384 in over 5000 plate appearances. He's also stolen nearly 200 bases in the majors.
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"Julio Lugo signed a minor league contract with the Indians with an invitation to Spring Training with the big league club"
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"The Indians have reportedly signed Julio Lugo, adding the veteran infielder on a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club."