The Cardinals will likely choose to receive cash to complete the Julio Lugo trade with Baltimore, GM John Mozeliak told Brian Feldman of ESPN Radio in St. Louis. The Cardinals have a choice between receiving a player to be named later or cash considerations for the veteran infielder.
Feldman opines that this demonstrates the lack of value Lugo really had as spring went along. It's hard to argue with that reasoning. Lugo became expendable when Felipe Lopez fell into their laps at a bargain rate.
The 34-year-old hasn't exactly been mashing for the O's so far this season, as evidenced by his .107/.167/.107 slash line. Something tells me we might see Julio again when we run the "Traded Players' Slow Starts" post later this evening.