Just a few days ago the baseball world of MLB mourned the loss of former New York Mets Puerto Rican reliever Pedro Feliciano, who died relatively young at 45 years of age suddenly; Now, Major League Baseball is mourning the death of a former player again, now Dominican and former World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox.
This is Julio Lugo, who according to information from Enrique Rojas from ESPN, his family has informed him that the former player has died suddenly due to an apparent heart attack at the young age of 45 on November 15, one day from turning 46 with 16 being his birthday.
Born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Lugo played 12 years in the Major Leagues making his debut in the 2000 season with the Houston Astros. During his career he primarily played second baseman and shortstop, being known for his great defense, his speed on the trails and as a contact hitter but little power.
He won the 2007 World Series with the Boston Red Sox and also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals. He finished his career in 2011 and amassed 1,279 hits, 80 home runs, 688 runs scored, 198 stolen bases and 475 RBIs.