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Julio Lugo the Everyday Shortstop for Boston Red Sox for the Foreseeable Future

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Julio Lugo has been anything but consistent since arriving in Boston with a four-year, $36 million contract in 2007. He has shown flashes of being the speedy, solid-hitting top-of-the-order hitter the Red Sox signed him to be, but his .247 batting average in 229 games in Boston has left a sour taste in fans’ mouths. However, the 33-year-old shortstop has never been short of confidence, and now that Boston has activated from the disabled list after a spring training knee injury- and that Jed Lowrie will miss six-to-eight weeks following wrist surgery- he has never felt more confident in his ability to deliver full-time production for the Red Sox.

“I think he feels pretty good about himself,” Red Sox manager Ter...

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