Lugo Available; Mets Not Interested

Alex Speier of reports that the Mets are not interested in acquiring Julio Lugo. The Jose Reyes injury leaves them "in dire straits" according to Speier's source, but they are not "desperate" enough to go after Lugo. He's available on the trade market, but has $15MM remaining on his contract between this year and 2010.

The Red Sox have shortstop issues of their own, and are considering making a deal. They're playing Lugo and Nick Green as they await Jed Lowrie's return from a wrist injury.

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