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Julio Lugo agrees to deal with Braves

Updated: May 23, 2011, 5:48 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dominican shortstop Julio Lugo and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor league contract Monday, pending a physical exam.

The deal stipulates that Lugo will earn $12,000 monthly in the minors and a base salary of $650,000, or a proportion, depending if he is called to the majors. Lugo himself confirmed the deal to ESPNdeportes.com.

"I am very optimistic and happy, playing baseball is what I like to do best," said Lugo from Orlando, where he was checked ...

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