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Terry Francona Sticks with Underachieving Julio Lugo

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Red Sox manager Terry Francona continues his bumbling ways.

I mean, let's get Julio Lugo in the game, right? After all, his errors serve to deflect blame away from Francona's decision-making.

Assuredly, Francona is now happy that Lugo has returned to the Sox. Lugo, now playing shortstop with Boston, has an error-prone history.

He made 16 errors in 81 games last season, and has added two more in five games in 2009. And that doesn't count the ninth inning miscue. His mistakes allowed two runs in yesterday's game.

How about his hitting; is he blistering the ball? Unfortunately not. He battered .237 in 2007 and .268 in 2008, and can't get a hit when it matters. He battered only...

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