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Cardinals trade Lugo to Orioles

Updated: April 1, 2010, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- Infielder Julio Lugo was traded Thursday from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named or cash.

The 34-year-old became expendable after the Cardinals signed Felipe Lopez in late February. Lugo was acquired from Boston last July 22 in the trade that sent Chris Duncan -- son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan -- to the Red Sox.

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Lugo wouldn't have been happy as a part-time player.

"He acknowledged ...

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